Draft Bier

Draft frenzy is in full swing these days. The Draft itself is quite enjoyable, but the pre-draft hoopla can be a bit taxing. If this sort of entertainment is not one’s cup of tea, it’s like living in a one theater town and the only movie shown all month is Jack the Bedwetter Strikes Again.

Fortunately, the criminology wing of the NFL has been busy churning out sub-headlines. Two murderers, two life sentences, a sports writer getting ten years for serial drunk driving, and serial rapist Darren Sharper also getting ten years. I suppose there’s some logic to the two tenners, but it eludes me.

The 2015 Schedule will be released this week. That should finally get us back on the beam for expert prognosticating — a blogosphere specialty. The first wild and woolly hallucinations regarding the 49ers’ prospects this upcoming season. For the past three years, 90% of the predictions have ranged from 11 to 13 wins. Will anyone this year even be bold enough to guess a 10 win season? And if Jim Harbaugh was still here, how many would be bold enough to pick less than a 10 win season?

GM Trent Baalke met with reporters Friday — by himself and not surrounded by a support group like Jim Tomsula was the previous Friday. He praised Aldon Smith, Carlos Hyde, Navorro Bowman, Kendall Hunter, and the speedy new wide receivers. He also said there are no holes in the roster, heading into the draft.

The lack of public output from Tomsula is striking, compared to the previous HC who talked about the roster and everything else on earth at the drop of microphone. Tomsula may end up becoming the most invisible HC in the league this coming year. Or at least one can hope so. Perhaps he’ll be located behind the benches on game day, instead of on the sideline stripe. No doubt performing his exceptional enabling maneuvers.

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  1. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    If Jed/Trent want the media and fans to embrace this coaching staff they need to make them available rather than hide them as if they leprosy.
    It is very telling that Trent has taken it upon himself to speak for the entire organization not trusting his hires to represent the team.
    When the season starts Tomsula, Mangini and Chryst have to face the press on a weekly basis so not sure what the thinking is to keep them at arm’s length. You can’t prevent the inevitable.

  2. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    One inside LB I really like is AJ Tarpley from Stanford whos has good size and instincts. Been compared to Paul Poluszny which would be a great pick in 5th or sixth round. I’m down for an ILB Heeney, Hager or Tarpleyin the 5th or 6th.

    Project WR would be Darren Waller 6’6″ 238 lbs 4.46 speed
    Needds a lot of coaching as route tree was limited at Georgia Tech. Hin teammate Deandre Smelter 6’2′ 226 lbs is more polished as a WR but tore his ACL and might a classic Baalke 7th rd pick.

  3. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Both head apologists have backed off their mantra of “Super Bowl or Bust”
    Let’s turn back the clock and put this in perspective. In Harbaugh’s first two years I stated that the turnaround from 6 wins to 13 wins an improvement of +7 was quite remarkable and I was happy the team was back in the playoffs and competing to get to the Super Bowl. 3 guys who no longer post here Berger, Chuckles and Denny all ridiculed me for settling for just being “relevant” and came up with the nonsense that it was “Super Bowl or Bust”.
    Maybe they got caught up in the euphoria or just became delusional but of the three 2 missed the point that the team
    was flawed in one aspect, the most important position on the team QB. I give Denny credit for recognizing this major weakness. The other two guys became the apologists constantly blaming the coaching staff’s playcalling, scheme and philosophy and ignoring the fatal mistakes the QB was making at crunch time. This blame game has played into the wheelhouse of Jed and caused the dismissal of a damn good coach and we are now where we are today.

    Yesterday one of the apologists explained it like this “The Super Bowl win or bust was because we had the most talented roster in football for 3 years.” I counter with you can’t win with a subpar QB who’s turning the ball over at crucial times.

  4. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    The 2015 Regular Season NFL Schedule will be released this Thurs
    4/23. Unfortunately the NFL Network has allotted a 3 hour show to do this. Want to waste 3 hours watching the reveal?
    Goodell and his marketing guys have lost control and misjudged fan interest.
    It’s a 5 minute process to look at the new schedule. They make it into a media event game show which it isn’t nor will it ever be.
    The solution is not to watch and I won’t.

  5. NJ49ERNo Gravatar says:

    I like Waller too Bullit.
    I have him listed as 1 of my possible conversion guys.

    If VMcD isn’t gonna cut it, Waller could be a good option to move into a TE position?

    Excellent height/speed numbers if he can become anything close to a reliable blocking threat.

    I’ve not seen much on AJT.
    Have to give him a look.

  6. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Yes, be sure to set your VCR to Thursday 4/23, Bullitt, and you’ll have missed it by 2 days.

    You say the’ve misjudged fan interest? How? Do you know the ratings for the event before it happens? You can’t even get the day right, skippy!

    Just like a typical corksoaker, you purport to know the outcome of things that haven’t happened based on your intractable stubbornness and stupidity. Its their network and their show. People WILL watch. How many doesn’t matter in the least. It takes the place of what? More draft talk? Sponsors WILL pay to advertise in that time slot. How stupid are you?

    Bullit’s viewpoint on life. “If I don’t watch it, it doesn’t exist.”

    Much like a child covering his eyes and saying “You can’t see me!”

  7. winderNo Gravatar says:

    skeebs – It does make one wonder about the 10 year sentencing. Sharper must have had a real good lawyer. As far as the drunk driving is concerned, you only get so many shots and then they lower the boom. San Quentin is full of drunk drivers, and rightly so because a drunk driver can cause just as much havoc and misery as a rapist. And, this is coming from a person who drove drunk for almost 30 years.
    I never took some of you guys to be conspiracy theorists but it really is starting to look that way. What’s Tomasula supposed to do come out and stick his thumb up his…maybe there is really not much to say at the moment.

  8. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Yep I got the date wrong. You got me.
    I’m glad to give Chuckles his greatest moment of glory.
    Take a victory lap and tell all your little friends on your blog.
    Chuckles officially now has nothing to live for.

  9. Unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Too funny, Winder. If the front office speaks, they get ripped for talking too much. Last week it was ‘Jed should just shut his mouth.’ Now it’s ‘why aren’t they talking?’

    Of course you miss my point, Billit. The real question is why so you care so much about the NFL network ratings? Their network. Their show. I’m sure their ratings will drop dramatically since you declared you won’t be watching. Hyuk.

    You hate the team. Now you hate the league. Why bother?

  10. BigJimSladeNo Gravatar says:

    Who wants to perform fellatio on Jed York more than Unca Chuck? Nobody. Absolutely nobody…

  11. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    You prove yourself the idiot troll with your every post.
    Winder said the same thing as I did on your blog but no putdown?

    These guys all see what you’re up to and it’s pathetic.

  12. BigJimSladeNo Gravatar says:

    Alex Boone just made a dumb mistake criticizing Harbaugh. You’re either in his camp or you aren’t. The man is polarizing. But you don’t flip-flop on Harbaugh because you then become a man without a country… or supporters.

    Chris Culliver just tweeted his support for Harbaugh saying Harbaugh took the 49ers to 3 NFC Championships in 4 years, and it was Harbaugh who made that happen. I have more respect for the brassknucklehead not because I love Harbaugh, but because Culliver not only supported Harbaugh when they both were in SF (see giving Harbaugh intercepted footballs) but Culliver also showed support by leaving for Washington and now tweeting his annoyance with Boone. Culliver’s been consistent. Boone? Anything but.

    Boone, however, is in a tough spot. He’s still under contract in SF, and to make matters worse for Boone, he just signed a new deal last year. If you were a free agent, you left. And even if you weren’t a free agent, some like Justin Smith, Patrick Willis and Chris Borland retired. But what about those who don’t like the 49ers but are still under contract with the 49ers and aren’t in the financial position like Willis or Smith to retire? They’ll struggle, like Boone, to make sense of it all and to find the means necessary to be motivated come game time when Tomsula is making a ridiculous joke of things. This is why I think the 2015 year could go sideways in a hurry. If things don’t go right in the beginning, Tomsula could lose the locker room in the blink of an eye…. and not the kind “supposed” lose the locker we saw with Harbaugh, but more the kind we saw with Nolan where things got funky real quit.

  13. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Boone knows which side his bread is buttered on = whoever is the boss. Used to be the popular Jimi, now York the purger. Thus the flip flop which makes him look bad. He runs the risk of getting traded due to being so outspoken a defender of the evil Hendrix. Whatever Boone. Do your job better this year and shut up. No use trying the rewrite history with your mouth.

    We got enough of that around here.

  14. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    So there’s a long line of folks eager to offer their services to York = Boone, some fans, sports writers, coaches. Take a number.

  15. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    The most telling thing Boone said about Harbaugh this time around was
    “… He just keeps pushing you, and you’re like, ‘Dude, we got over the mountain. Stop. Let go.’ He kind of wore out his welcome.”

    First of all I don’t know exactly which mountain he thought the Niners got over.
    The head coach is not there to be your friend but rather to push you to be the best you can be.
    I don’t fault Harbaugh for driving the team to get every ounce of effort out of them.
    Do you now trust a guy who said he lied about what he said earlier in the year and to trust him this time after a 180 degree pivot?

  16. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    I can’t wait to spend all day watching the NFL reveal the lousy stinkin’ schedule for this season. Talk about overkill = NFL greed bags selling air time so fans/sponsors will get “what they want”. Total BS. Watch it you defenders of everything NFL and since yer so committed report back here with your total hours spent salivating over this news. Include your comments and reflections on this crucial event. Prove you are a real fan.

  17. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    No I don’t trust Boone or any player, coach or fan who flip flops with every change of the wind. Mindless opportunistic fanboy behavior of no consequence.

    Boone be consistent in your play on field unlike last year.

    Fans is it too much to ask you to be consistent in your posts/positions/opinions? If so just go over to some place where that is normal.

  18. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Boone held out, as did Vernon.
    Along with the tales of a divided locker room as well.
    Obviously, there was dissension afoot, from the rank and file.
    Not uncommon in the Sports arena, I’m sure.

    Every player responds differently to those in charge.

    I’ve had this discussion with my Son, about the possibility of Boone being in a position to be traded on Draft weekend as well.
    His holdout, along with the ‘no F-Tag’ designation, pretty much puts him on the final leg of his tenure this season.

    Not knowing what he’s looking for, in terms of an extension, makes him very much a trade-worthy commodity, IMO.

    If he’s seeking OT money, I’d say adios and, Draft an able bodied rookie next week.

    Greg Roman knows what his value might be in Buffalo, as 1 place to speculate on.

  19. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Bullit, AJ Tarpley looks like a nice Late RD option at ILB.
    Excellent tackle stats too, 299 in 54 games.
    He appears to have played an extra year to garner that much game time.

    He falls into the same category as many of these ILBs this year.

    From what I’ve read, he replaced Shane Skov as Team Captain and, has the necessary ‘smarts’ for the position.

    See how it falls next weekend.

    I truly can’t predict, how Baalke will seek to fill the vacated spots, created by Patrick and Borland.

    I’d prefer to see him address other areas of need in RDs 1&2, though I do like Stephone Anthony from Clemson, who’ll likely go in RD2.

  20. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Just in case the NFL schedule reveal isn’t enough to float your boat despair not. 49ers.com has numerous fluff pieces new this year in lieu of actual 9er news out of anybody not named Balkey = Feast on the likes of these you real fans:

    49ers Studios Wins First New York Festival Award

    49ers Studios Hires New Team Reporter

    This passes for news in the York regime. Get used to it real fans

  21. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Looks like we’ve lost another 9er great, Bob St Clair, today.
    RIP Sir.
    One helluva great 9er IMO.


  22. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    I enjoy the 49er.com fluff pieces, with the understanding that they are fluff pieces.
    However this is not JR high school where Baalke is the Principal
    making the daily announcements over the PA during home room.
    Baalke is putting a positive spin on everything. According to Baalke the team is fine on the Dline and with WRs. He put Willhoite on the trade block earlier in the offseason.
    Then Willis and Borland announce their retirements and now the Niners are trying to work out a long terms deal. They are lucky that nobody offered a fifth round pick for Willhoite which would really have crippled the defense.
    I don’t agree with bunker mentality.
    The coaches should meet the press once a week to keep the people that pay the bills informed of the on field product.

  23. Unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Yeah, when you got spitty, NoFear and flying vagina on your side, yer on the wrong side…

  24. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Phil I’d rather read 9er Fluff Pieces than Tweets from the Land of Jed 😀

  25. winderNo Gravatar says:

    chuck- Flying Vagina is a very important part of Hawaiian mythology. Just thought you should know.

  26. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Bullit Baalke is likely playing the typical GM role this time of year.
    Give the opponents nothing to out maneuver you with.

    D-Line/WR might be fine for the immediate here and now.
    But, he also knows that Anquan and Justin are coming to the end of the line.

    If he Drafts for either position, which I think he should, he’s looking toward the future perhaps.
    He seems to take more of a ‘developmental’ approach with the majority of his Picks anyway.

    We can still use an edge rusher IMO.
    Be it a bigger OLB or a DE.

    I’d prefer to see him use this Draft for the Defensive side of the ball, which is where the bulk of the depth is this year.

    Go early on D, grab a WR or 2 in the Mid RDs perhaps?
    I’d like to have a young WR work alongside Anquan this year if possible.

    Same goes for having a backup plan for Aldon too, just in case he implodes, before getting a lucrative extension offer.

  27. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Not sure what we have yet with CBs Acker and Reaser either.
    Have to figure there’s a CB or S in the cards for this Draft as well.
    Question is, where he finds the value, slot-wise.
    Though there’s a good shot at the popular names in RD1, I think he can still get some solid value beyond RD1.

    Should be an interesting process next week.
    I wouldn’t Trade up for a WR in RD1 necessarily but, I wouldn’t pass on one either if the right guy slides our way.

    These are the CBs I’d be happy to have – With Marcus Peters being one of my Risk/Reward options if he checked out between the ears.

    CB –
    Kevin Johnson – WFU – 6’1″/188
    Eric Rowe – Utah – 6’1″/205 (FS?)
    Byron Jones – UCONN – 6’1″/199
    Justin Cox – MS State – 6’1″/191
    Steven Nelson – OR St – 5’10″/197

  28. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Steven Nelson is a bit short but, stood up very well against guys like Jaelen Strong and Nelson Agholor while at OR State.
    He’s a guy that could be had in RD3-4?

    Eric Rowe has some Safety experience under his belt too.
    Be a nice insurance plan for Reid if concussion concerns continue to be a factor.

    Byron Jones vs Jimmy Graham?

  29. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Here’s a nice piece on Nelson from SB Nation –
    They’re projecting him earlier – RD2-3


  30. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    I caught him at the Senior Bowl – Pretty active and disruptive for his size.
    All things considered, he’s about the same size as Revis, for whatever that’s worth.
    If you can cover, you can cover.

  31. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    The testimony of liars is worthless. Boone proves himself a punk and a liar at once with his latest media rubbish. Apparently too stupid to realize he describes what most teams want and expect from their head coach as what was ‘wrong’ with Harbaugh. The only thing worse than overpaid crybabies are huge overpaid crybabies.

    Vernon Davis showed up to training camp. Boone stayed home at the expense of the team until he got more money. Hard to ignore the difference.

    Let’s not forget Baalke’s list of BPAs is weighted and biased as are all other teams’ lists. Does he have any position experts left to inform his opinions? Oh, yeah, it’s Baalke.

    So what (whose) system(s) is he drafting for? If you don’t think it matters, you’re just wasting your time.

  32. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Hey NoFear49er –
    I’ve had Boone as a potential candidate to be dealt, simply because of his ‘protest’ last year.
    Yes, Vernon showed, Boone didn’t.
    Said to me, that Vernon wasn’t nearly as self absorbed, as Boone was.

    It might suggest that the 2 of them had issues beyond Contracts too?
    I do think there was dissension brewing with the Offensive players, once the NFCCG was lost in Seattle, to close the prior year.

    What’s done is done of course, Harbaugh it would seem, had his detractors within the Locker Room perhaps?

    Crabtree is one guy I suspected wasn’t very happy with his role, and/or the Offense, he was asked to perform in.

    Curious to see whether Boone’s attempt to flip/flop now, is simply being done to garner favor from Baalke, to get his extension?

    I’d still put the odds at better than 50/50 that he’s going to be shopped. We’ll see?

    I do see this ‘system’ belonging to Baalke.
    I don’t think much, (if anything), will change how he does things.

    Seemed to me, he and Harbaugh, just couldn’t agree on how Trent wanted things done.

  33. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Philly might prove to be the prototype for a 1st time College Coach ousting a GM in such a similar power play?

    Jeffrey Lurie and Jed obviously went in completely opposite directions.
    Lurie bumped Roseman and, Gamble was sent packing.

    In the end, we got Tom Gamble back.
    IMO, that will put some competition on the table, between he and Trent, something that should help in the long run.

    It is what it is now.
    Jed owns it.
    Unfortunately for all of us.
    I don’t doubt he feels like he’s doing the right thing.
    He’s just not experienced enough to sell me on it.

  34. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    I should rephrase that last comment.
    1st time NFL Head Coach, ousting a sitting GM, might be a better way to describe what took place in Philly.

    Andy Reid got run out for similar results we’ve seen in SF.
    Andy was always in the hunt too.
    Couldn’t win the big ones.

    I always appreciated Andy, he was in a similar situation we’ve had, a QB that just wasn’t ‘quite good enough’.
    But, Andy changed Coaches along the way, for several years, before he was run out of Philly.

    I think Lurie is now allowing Chip to have full autonomy.
    We’ll see how that flies.

    I don’t think Harbaugh sought ultimate power.
    I do think he created enough of a disturbance though, to create an atmosphere that caused the stalemate between he and Baalke, maybe Jed as well?

    No doubt the players knew it, felt it and, responded to it.
    No easy fix for dysfunction. Just one big clusterfuk.

  35. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    There’s no way I can see that scenario, NJ49er. Players want to win and they want to win that ring. They want a coach and a system they can believe in. Harbaugh was an ex-player and a coach who took them to the post-season dances, every year!

    He was too hardcore for them? I don’t think so. That happens when they don’t win, game after game, year after year. See Mike Singletary.

    The rug was being pulled out from under Harbaugh BEFORE the season got underway. Why do so many folks choose to ignore that fact? Could it be it doesn’t fit the story they like, as they want things to be?

    He hadn’t lost anything at that point. Got a new stadium built, coach of the year and made the 49ers the power of the division, conference and league, with the best w/l record of all of them, that’s all. WTF?! do people want? A second Moms for all these babies, too? He doesn’t bow to Baalke’s bullying and scares little Jed? Bye-bye Harbaugh. Let’s try Tomsula. He’s such a nice guy. Baalke’s got him sweating bullets over saying the wrong thing and Jed’s not askeered. Perfect head coach qualifications. Sign him up and tell the fans he’s the best guy out there. They’ll buy that shit. They always do.

  36. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    NoFear49er I don’t dismiss your position on that.
    It was dysfunctional at best, for whatever the core reasons were.

    I see Baalke as a control freak, as I did with Harbaugh.
    However, Baalke held the upper hand in that relationship.
    If the 2 couldn’t coexist, there certainly would be a volatile mixture there, to destroy the Locker Room.

    Boone is looking out for Boone right now, as he obviously was last year, when he abandoned his post.
    If he felt Harbaugh was too tough on him, deal his A$$, to the highest bidder, we don’t need him.

    I respected Harbaugh the HC.
    I didn’t respect his sideline demeanor, nor his schtick with the media, all that much.

    How much of that Harbaugh schtick rubbed off on Kaep? Others in the Locker Room?
    Jim’s persona seemed to be the blueprint for Kaep’s media attitude as well.

    It well may have been a Baalke/Tomsula contrived slow boil, to create the ultimate ouster that ensued too.
    Very, very plausible argument.

    None of us are happy about the prospects of starting over.
    Unfortunately, Sir Jed has created the current situation which now has to be refurbished. Again.

    I want that job to fall directly on Baalke.
    Prove you can fix this or, hopefully, Jed will have the stones to replace him if he can’t.

    I don’t make excuses for guys like Boone.
    If his feelings are hurt over how Harbaugh treated him, get over it.
    Jim did his job. Very well.

    I simply think Jim and Trent couldn’t separate the authority lines between them.
    It likely turned into a mutiny between Jim’s Locker Room and Trent’s players.

    Again, the pure definition of dysfunction IMO.

  37. Unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Uh, we didn’t make the playoffs last year, NoFear. I think that was part of the problem. The issues in the building came to light last offseason but that doesn’t mean they didn’t exist in 2013. Harbs was angling for a raise after his first year. He kept tbat up his whole tenure.

    There was talk Harbaugh’s agent floated out the brown trade story to pressure Jed.

    This is the problem. You dismiss everything except that which fits your narrative. Like Skeebs blaming the downturn on a tweet by Jed. Ludicrous.

    No one outside the building or even some inside knows the whole truth.

  38. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    There was talk? Please provide a link rather than your usual troll gossip.

    You seem to forget what Jed York said publicly. In any job success and merit warrants a raise.

    I suppose you will discount Eddie’s advice in the matter because today since it goes against your view he’s a felon.
    You’ll save the hero when Eddies’s view benefits your spin.


  39. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Like I said before the apologists and their minions keep harping on the superior roster the Niners had under Harbaugh.
    As I’ve also pointed out the one huge flaw with the roster was in the most important position on the team, QUARTERBACK.

    That’s what was lacking and at the time the excuses came out of inexperience and youth to cover up massive blunders.

    You cannot claim to have a superior roster when the QB position is mediocre at best. The apologists have a gaping hole in their premise because they have the blinders on.

  40. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    In Oct 2014 York had an interview with Rich Eisen. This is part of what he said that will put context into Boone’s flip flop remarks from yesterday.

    “When Eisen suggested to York on Monday that Harbaugh needs tension to succeed, York responded: “That’s pretty fair to say. That’s how Jim is.

    “Jim competes at anything and everything he does. That sometimes rubs people the wrong way. But he has an amazing way to be able to pull people together and find a way to win tough football games, put himself in a position to have his team have the most success.

    “He said something yesterday that I’m probably not going to get the quote right, but he said, ‘My job is to love my team, not for them to love me.’ He truly believes that.”

    There are some people that don’t like if everybody in the room doesn’t like them. Jim isn’t one of those people. Jim wants to make sure he goes out and finds a way to win. That’s what he’s done just about everywhere he’s been as a coach. … He’s found a way to win in just about everything he does.”

    Words from Jed York which shows at one time Jed didn’t have a problem with Harbaugh’s quirks. How disingenuous to say they had philosophical difference.

  41. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    “Like Skeebs blaming the downturn on a tweet by Jed.”

    I never did any such thing, Chuck, you ignorant baboon.

  42. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Again for Alex Boone what Jed quoted Harbaugh as saying which proves very profound

    “‘My job is to love my team, not for them to love me.’ He truly believes that.”

  43. winderNo Gravatar says:

    Boone should have just kept his mouth shut, it’s way past the expiration date. And, Culliver’s comeback should be taken in the same light. Culliver isn’t the sharpest tool in the shed. It makes no difference now.
    I do agree Nofear that our drafting this and future years better be based on a long-term plan or it’s liable to be somewhat chaotic. I think for quite awhile we drafted to beat teams in our division and to some degree that makes sense. But, everything changes so quickly that I think there has to be a model/goal in place for us to reach.

  44. Unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Then what did you mean by that post, skeevie?

  45. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    What post, Chuckie?

  46. Unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Gee, St Jim would never be behind this.

    Gullible, thy name is Bullitt.


  47. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    So Chuckles pulls up a post from some obscure blog called Niner Gold.
    Really involved writer who posts every 6 weeks and he has a readership of 10.

    Suggest you read the last paragraph
    “Do I know for sure? No. Will we ever know who was behind it. Probably not. Your guess is as good as mine, but I’m guessing Lombardi had something to do with it.”

    So I asked you for evidence and you provide a gossip column based on innuendo and speculation.
    There is something called a credible source but all you provide is rumor.

    It appears you are both clueless and gullible but what else is new?

  48. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    You didn’t believe me. Now you refute others. The thought is out there. Anyone with half a brain could figure that Harbs could very well have been behind it. Of course that doesn’t cross your pea brain.

    Naivete, thy name is Boooowit,

  49. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    There was talk. Yes. There was, you brain dead troll. I said it at the time. I heard it as well.

    Based on that, I have more cred than NinerGold besides. When will you learn? Never, I suppose. I’m Don Quixote and you are a busted-ass windmill.

    So, listen to me, you dimwit. You know nothing but how to post links.

    Rich Eisen? How many downs did he play in the NFL? Good guy and all, but he offers little into the machinations of an NFL locker room.

    You have to go to Deion for that. Hyuk! Oh, that’s right, we don’t believe him, except when it suits our needs. This is so fun to continually make you look like the idiot that you are.

    Skeebs, isn’t this a Niner blog?

    One of the all-time greats passes with nary a whimper from you.

  50. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    Somebody finally agrees with me besides Berger. Lines, lines, lines – build from there outward.

    Charlie Casserly picks for the Niners:
    1st round) NT Danny Shelton, Washington
    2nd round) G Laken Tomlinson

    Now that’s an ‘A’ top of the draft!

    We’re still going 5-11. With a SOS of .561, the 3rd toughest in the league, an average team would finish 7-9 statistically. We’re not even average anymore, in personnel and in coaching. 5-11 with two eyes towards the future!

  51. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    You might need some binoculars, RT.

  52. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    *Tomlinson, Duke

  53. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    *Charley Casserly – who the hell spells their name “Charley”?

  54. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    You are the dimwit walking around with his head up his heinie.

    Rich Eisen is a respected host on NFL Network and has more creditbility in his pinky toenail than you’ll ever have in your life. The point you are completely missing is these quotes is from his interview with Jed York.

    Here is the link moron


    Try spinning out of this one you TROLL. All you do is spin and obfuscate. And using Niner Gold as a source? The only thing worse that I can imagine is someone using San Francisco 49ers Forever. That would be a joke because that blog is authored by the most clueless football ignorant troll on the planet.

  55. Unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    So eisen knows all? He knows as much as anyone else on the outside.

    Which is nothing.

    You cite that other article as damning in some way. He says no one knows. That is the point. Duh. Need a map to find your ass in the morning? All these articles are pure speculation. You cherry pick what you want to hear. Bully for you .

    Shoot me down for having a different opinion. But just know I’m laughing my ass off at your pissant ramblings. Deion is one of the best CBs to ever play the game but you dismiss him. Why? Because he played for a team you don’t wike!

    How juvenile is that? It must suck to be you.

  56. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Here is the 2015 Schedule


    Very tough stretch to start the season

  57. Unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Hold the glee, please.

  58. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    Learn to read nitwit moron. Learn what reality is. Learn what fiction is. The Niner Gold article is unsubstantiated and fiction that you are presenting as fact.

    I ask you for credible proof and you give me a fairy tale. In gave you the burden of proof and you failed miserably. You even say no one knows. Figure that out you ignoramus.

    As for Rich Eisen time to get your head out of your ass.
    It’s not what Eisen says. It’s what Jed York said on his show.
    This is an all time low, even for a clown like you.

  59. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    That first half is seriously nasty. Looks like we’ll be starting our 2016 draft projections around the bye week.

  60. Unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    You said to show it was talked about. Which I did. Get over it dumbass.

    You lose. Again.

  61. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    You ask “Need a map to find your ass in the morning?”

    You obviously don’t have that problem because your head is firmly entrenched and all you need to do is open your eyes.

  62. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    The new schedule is up at the top right, for anyone feeling masochistic.

  63. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    Yowza! That’s a rough and rocky road.

  64. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    Speaking of drafty biers, I hope there’s no drought on the draught.

  65. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Oooh, good one. In 3rd grade.

    You are still wrong and you still are a loser ,

    Lets play your game:


    There was talk? Please provide a link rather than your usual troll gossip.

    End quote. Suck it, dimwit. Like you always do.

    So, now you believe Jed? Too funny. Talk about parsing.

  66. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Cold weather games on the road B2B in Chi/Cle.
    Not sure staying a week to avoid travel makes a ton of sense in that scenario?

    NoFear49er, there will be NO DROUGHT on draught in my neck of the woods.
    Not going to be pretty for us unless Kaep and the Offense can find something that resembles a rhythm early in the season.

  67. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Yeah I knew it = slept right through the great NFL schedule reveal and here it is posted up top and 600 other places. Guess I made the right choice to sleep in and not interrupt sweet dreams of coconuts.

    Looks pretty brutal being the 3rd hardest this year. RT may be right at 5-11 and me a raving optimist for calling early a 7-9 season. The Super Bowl or Bust boys are strangely quiet with the “We’re better off w/o him mantra”. They know this how? Right pulling it out of the place the sun don’t shine like most of us.

    Best wait to see how the recent convulsions play out on the field. Plenty of reason for pessimism, fewer for optimism but have at it as you will. This is show biz nothing more or less.

  68. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Skeebs I’m going to take the high road on this prediction.
    Put me down for 9-7.
    1st half of the year is a huge question, as to who’ll we’re going to be, in terms of Offensive scheme.

    I like our 2nd half just a bit better.
    My hope is that our running game can be sound enough to keep us relative in the colder venues.

  69. BigJimSladeNo Gravatar says:

    Please put Big Jim Slade down for 4-12, something Big Jim has been saying for months now.

    And here’s one more thing to think about …. just a thought. But Vernon Davis and Terrel Brown both said interesting things before the 2014 year, and if you couple those things they said with Alex Boone’s recent comments, it’s telling.

    Terrell Brown said, after leaving the 49ers for the Raiders, “They’ve [the 49er front office] been good at getting players at a value.” Terrell Brown was graciously wishing the 49ers well, while also recognizing that Trent Baalke and the 49ers’ front office certainly don’t overpay for players, and to an extent, they might even under pay players. Vernon Davis, after his holdout, eluded to other 49er players who were disgruntled regarding their paychecks. I don’t think this is new stuff, but if you consider its juxtaposition to Alex Boone’s comments about Harbaugh pushing his players too hard, you get overworked players who are underpaid. That’s not a good combination. You can have an underpaid player who isn’t asked to do much. Or you can have an overpaid player who’s asked to do what Harbaugh demanded, but underpaid and overworked? That’s where you get claims about a disgruntled locker room, and half of that equation isn’t Harbaugh’s fault. And really, it’s the owner who needs to oversee these issues in order to create long-term sustainability. If I was the owner last year, or any of you knuckleheads blogging here was the owner, we’d have fixed this problem without blaming Harbaugh. The money wasn’t the issue. The issue was the front office didn’t pay it’s players, and Jim pushed too hard. Jim did his job. Trent did his job (regarding negotiations but not drafting). Both did their jobs. Instead of there being a power struggle, there needed to be a meeting of the minds to resolve this issue so we didn’t have Jim Tomsula and a 4-12 record in 2015. But when you’ve got an idiot — I mean a first class fool — as your head coach, you get 4-12 Tomsula’d.

  70. BigJimSladeNo Gravatar says:

    That should read…. “When you’ve got an idiot — I mean a first class fool — as your “owner” you get 4-12, Tomsula’d. Irony…

  71. Unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Alluded, not eluded.

    As in smarts eluded your brain.

  72. winderNo Gravatar says:

    Well at least we aren’t going to “F-ing” New Orleans this year. Are we predicting the season out come already? OK, 10-6. Boones gonna be our ace in the hole. And don’t forget we have Hope.

  73. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Without knowing the Offensive scheme and, whether we’re going to improve the passing attack, I’m being VERY optimistic about a 9-7 prediction.

    My hope is, Steve Logan brings in a WCO, that forces Kaep to look more to timing routes.

    If, BIG IF, our Defense can sustain anything close to the previous standards under Fangio, I’d like to think we can be competitive.

    If we can’t improve the passing game and, simply continue getting our running game smothered, 6-10 won’t surprise me.

  74. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    I believe the bulk of the budget decisions fall under Paraag’s control.
    Cap numbers are basically predetermined by the League however.
    Not certain but, I believe every team is required to spend at least 80% on player salaries?

    They also had to budget the big money for Kaep.
    No surprise to me that they set a number on every player going into FA.

    The MO here has been getting them extended early while they’re cheapest.
    Once Iupati declined to accept the early offer, I figured he was gone.

    Buy it or not, I do think we’ve managed the Cap very well overall.
    I love to use Jerruh as the perfect example of ‘what not to do’.

  75. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    I think the number now is 89% of the cap, NJ49er. And that’s dollars actually spent not just cap accounted money.

    Jones’ team is not bad and Romo’s deal hasn’t sunk the team as many predicted. They won quite a few more than they lost last year, IIRC, and played a couple weeks longer than most. I wouldn’t say Jones is a cap genius or anything close but he seems to land on his feet for all the supposed crazy deals he makes. I’ll give him some credit for being just a bit smarter than he is irritating.

  76. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Thanks NoFear49er.
    I knew the league stipulated a pretty ample amount of the Cap dollars to be spent on the players.

    If memory serves, Cincy was abusing the process several years back, by shortchanging the Player Contracts and pocketing the excess.

    Yes, Jerruh has finally realized that the ground game matters in the NFL.
    Sadly, (for me anyway), (Son) Stephen Jones, is keeping Jerruh away from his usual Draft Day blunders of recent years.

    I SOOOO wanted him to take Manziel last year 😀

  77. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    I’m now hoping Jerruh falls for the AP roos.
    Sadly, he probably can’t afford him, in terms of Cap space.

    But….He could rob Romo again perhaps?

    In a way, I’m hoping Jerruh coughs up an offer to us, to move up for Gurley.

    We could use the extra Pick (or 2) if no one at 15 is going to blow us away.
    Hard to predict what will happen until the 1st 14 Picks go by.

    I fully expect the top 10 to be a circus this year.
    Chip chasing Mariota.
    Cleveland holding 2 1st RD picks.
    Bradford as bait to Cleveland?

    Titans could broker a deal at Pick 2?

    Should be very interesting….

  78. Unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    By that standard NoFear, Jed is a virtual God compared to Jerry Jerkoff.

    I wouldn’t be too quick to blow smoke up Jerry’s skirt. What is it? One playoff win from 96 to 2010 or some shit? Yeah, that’s manning the ship. The Titanic.

  79. Unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Hmmmm, who was it that crowed about there were no national games for the Niners this year?

    There are 4, so whatever your metric for that was, was wrong. Apparently the schedulers aren’t as down on them as you thought. Not that it matters, just that you are spewing nonsense before it is necessary.

    Here’s a pretty little link for Bullitt:


  80. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    The NFL has given the 49ers 3 prime time games at Levi’s because this is their way of cross promoting the site of the upcoming Super Bowl.
    It’s as simple AS THAT.

  81. Unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Oh, is that so flippy? Funny that didn’t come up before.

  82. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    National writers took a stab at predictions on the 2015 schedule.
    It’s way too early to even guess but consensus is it’s brutal.
    This from Fooch and Niner Nation.


  83. Unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Hmmm. 9-7 and 10-6 is what I’ve seen here. Funny there’s no vitriol for that from you guys. 10 -6 and a wc spot is possible.

  84. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    I could see anything between 6-10 and 9-7 Chuck.
    Depends what happens with the Offense IMO.

    We need a better passing attack, which I’m hoping Logan can implement successfully.

    Hard to predict anything with the Staff overhaul.
    I’m just trying to be optimistic at this point.

  85. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    All will depend on how Kappy plays with the new OC. If its like down the stretch last year, 6-10 is likely and 4-12 is not out of reach. If he makes *major* progress, I could buy 9-7 or 10-6. In the absence of any visual data, I’ll go with 7-9.

  86. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    That’s going out on a limb, NJ!

    It is all about the offense. The defense likely drops some, but the offense needs to step way up from last year.

  87. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    There seems to be the impression among some that Steve Logan is the new OC. He’s actually the QB coach. Geep Chryst is the new OC
    and it is unknown how much input Logan will have in the gameplan.

    That is the big unknown because in the last few years Roman was taking all the heat for the shortcomings of the offense and Geep was out of the spotlight good or bad.

  88. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Funny how Chryst was invisible and GRo took the heat last couple years. Now as the OC not so much = we will soon see if the passing game has improved this year. He’s in the spotlight and there will be more visibility/accountability for what goes on during games. The wild card will be the play of Kaepernick since poor execution trumps scheme and game planning as we have seen.

    Obviously all the players on O must execute better this year not just Kap. I expect our run D will not be as good this year. Lots of question marks surrounding this squad.

  89. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    Changes in all units both offense and defense.
    Some think Iupati is no big loss but he was an All Pro and if you paid attention the most successful running plays were through him.
    New mix of WRs with 3 vets gone. And in the offensive backfield
    it’s a little unsettling when the reliable Frank Gore is no longer there.

    On the Dline you’re replacing Ray McDonald and possibly Justin Smith.
    LBs you are missing Willis and Borland and these 4 LBs last played together in 2013.
    Defensive backfield you are replacing your starting CBs for the second year in a row.
    Lot’s of changes and unknowns and this team will only go as far as Kap will take them. Kap is the key piece and if he doesn’t improve it doesn’t matter what plays are called.

  90. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Warriors come back from 20 down in the 4th quarter and win in overtime to take a 3-0 lead. Incredible!!!
    Steph Curry scores 40 and puts the team on his back and leads them to victory. That’s why he’s a superstar and the NBA MVP.

    Niners need to find their Steph Curry to lead them to bigger and better things.

    Go Warriors! Sweep the Pelicans! Go Niners!

  91. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    Outrageous comeback by the Warriors in the Big Easy. Down 18 with 7:something to go in the 4th, I thought about changing the channel. Down 12 with 5 to go, I said “Nah, this ain’t over yet.”
    Curry missed a tough inside 3 with about 5 seconds left to tie. O rebound, kicked it out to Curry, NO PROBLEM! He was even blatantly fouled on the play, but it was missed as the game immediately shifted downcourt with the Pelicans (what kind of name is that, gimme a break) trying to win it at the buzzer.

    In OT it was all Warriors until one ref called a phantom foul with Warrior possession and the lead with under a minute to go. Didn’t matter, they pulled it out. Only the third time in NBA Playoff History a team has come back from the deficit the Warriors had going into the 4th qtr, and they did it all in the last 8:00. Awwwwwe-some.

    3 Warriors, 0 Belly Bills – 1 to go for round 1.

  92. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    *Would’ve beat you, Bullit, but the Internet window kept crashing*

  93. BigJimSladeNo Gravatar says:

    Great comeback by the Warriors, even though the refs were doing everything they could to keep New Orleans in the game. BS fouls on Green, then Curry was fouled after hitting the 3 in the corner? The fix was on.

    Grump – I don’t think the 49ers’ 2015 season depends on how Kaep and the new offense rolls. I think it’s a matter of how hard the players want to play for Jed York, Trent Baalke and Jim Tomsula. What did Frank Gore say after his last game in a 49ers’ uniform? Frank said he’d be looking real hard at the next coaching staff York brought in and Frank wanted “ballers.” Frank’s obviously no longer with the 49ers. What does that tell you? I guarantee you two things: One is that there are other players on the current roster who are extremely skeptical of Jim Tomsula and his European league staff. The second thing I guarantee is that if the 49ers get off to a slow start, the season will implode in a hurry. Del Mar’s rallying cry a few years ago was, “Week one is a must win game.” The Vikings week 1 is a must win game for the 49ers because the next three games are loses. If the 49ers start 0-4, they’ll lose games that when you and I were looking at the schedule, we penciled in as W’s.

    I’m pretty convinced the 49ers go 4-12 in 2015…. and it won’t be because of Kaep. It’ll be because the players don’t respect Jed York and don’t play hard for him right from the start.

  94. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Coming back from 20 down with 12 minutes to go is impressive especially in the playoffs and on the road in a hostile arena.
    It shows that the team has heart and can overcome a huge deficit in very difficult circumstances.
    Snatching a victory from the jaws of defeat is deflating for opponents and the rest of the NBA has been given notice that the Warriors have the firepower to overcome a huge deficit so leads are not safe when you play them.

  95. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Well, Geep had a lot of input into the offense under Harbaugh, good or bad. He called the play to VD from Alex that won the NO playoff game. No need to think they’ll shut out Logan.

    We had 4 guys calling plays. Which is a recipe for unnecessary timeouts, delays of game, and general confusion on the offense. A given during the Harbaugh era.

  96. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    We had three guys designing plays, but Roman was the play caller.

  97. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Spitty, the players, to a man, say they think Tomsula is a breath of fresh air. He’s a players’ coach who will lighten things up about 500%. The players were happy as hell when Aluminum Mike left in 2010 and they got to play for him that one game.

    The players don’t really give a shit about the upper mgmt. The players play for the coaches. Jed got ’em a new stadium, so I wouldn’t put too much stock in your playing for the owner, or even GM. Regardless of the blind eyes turned here, Harbaugh lost a lot of the team by the end of his road.

    Coughlin didn’t start winning until he lightened up. Same with Belichick, although he was totally undermined by Modell. Harbs needs to learn from this. Or not. He’ll likely stay in college for about 5 years and then re-look at the NFL among rankled feelings in the big house. Book that shit.

  98. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    Chuckles you totally contradict yourself with your latest statement
    “The players play for the coaches.”

    I thought you said a few days ago that coaches don’t matter and players play for the contract.

    So which is it coaches or contract?

    Can’t tell because you keep going back and forth on issues.

  99. Unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:


    As usual you have me confused with the voices in your head.

  100. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Not according to Kawakami, Skeevie.

  101. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Plays were called in different situations by different coaches.

  102. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Provide a link, Chubby.

  103. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    How many coaches fit in one OC booth? Did all those coaches sit there all game, or just shuttle in and out as the situation required? If they were on the sideline, did they shuffle over to Harbaugh during the game? Inquiring minds want to know.

    I’m no fan of Roman’s. I would have preferred it if four coaches called the plays. But…. how?

  104. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    You confuse yourself.
    You said Gore took the money and went to Indy and coaches had nothing to do with it even though Gore said he would wait to see how the Niner coaching staff would look before he made a decision.

    Selective memory is convenient for guys who have no moral compass.

  105. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Find it yourself, Dumbass. Your idol Kawakami said it.Bulitt is ther goddman linkmeister. Where’s your Gore quote?

    Bullitt, if you think the players playing for the owner is the same as Gore taking the money and running, then there’s no help for your poor brain. I can’t even begin to imagine how you play connect the dots. Can you even hold a pencil?

    Gore getting 2 more years and more money is the reason he left.

  106. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    For the intellectually challenged dipshits on this blog.

    Took 45 seconds. . . .

    Tim Kawakami ✔@timkawakami

    Harbaugh’s general set-up: Roman called 1st-2nd-down plays, Solari called short-yardage, Morton called 3rd-down passes & Chryst Red Zone…
    1:10 PM – 2 Feb 2015

    Please pay attention to the word CALLED in that paragraph. Not DESIGNED, CALLED.

    TK further tweets:

    Tim Kawakami ✔@timkawakami
    And Harbaugh always could interject and over-rule at any time. Who called the Super Bowl passes at the end? I have no idea. Group consensus.
    1:11 PM – 2 Feb 2015

  107. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    I don’t know if they routed the plays through Roman in the booth and then down to St Jim, but that would seem to the the only way. Solari and Morton I’d imagine were up in the booth with Roman, but I don’t really know.

  108. BigJimSladeNo Gravatar says:

    Del Mar and I used to bet bottles of booze. Chuck even sent me one, once… Jameson’s, I believe. I don’t drink anymore, but I do think we should start betting again because I’m the only objective voice in town. I’ll make a killing off overly optimist, I cut and paste the 49er website, UncaChuck.

    Chuck- what would you like to wager that the 49ers don’t make the playoffs next year? I know your homer-ass will chicken out on this, citing some dumb reason, so I’ve got some other bets we can make… and this time we should bet other things besides booze. And no, thanks, but I don’t want tickets to any future 49er games. That’s not currency. The Tomsula era is gonna be cruel and the usual Jed York punishment.

  109. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    Kawakami says a lot of shit, too. No support for this and I’ve never seen him explain where he got this from. I don’t believe it happened like that on the field during the game. That’s more of their individual expertise contributing plays to each particular game plan.

    Anyone with any sense can see that configuration would be impossible to work to call plays in a game. 3rd and four on the opponent’s 20 and you’ve got four guys arguing for “their” choice of plays?

    I heard an hour long Kawakami interview of Harbaugh after he was fired. Not a single question about this supposed convoluted play-calling news maker? I wonder why!

  110. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    As usual you obfuscate and try to muddy the waters because you are dead wrong.
    Remember the original topic was playing for money or for the coach.
    You try to change the playing field to money or the owner.
    Sorry not working in this case.
    Gore said this after the Cardinals game:
    “Yeah, I do. I want to know the coaching staff coming in. Also, the guys who have been here who I know. I want to know when the game’s on the line, they’re going to fight like me. That’s what I want to know.”

    Do you not know the difference between a coach and an owner?
    Maybe not because you believe Jed is coaching the team and Tomsula is his puppet?

  111. NJ49ERNo Gravatar says:

    We didn’t make the Playoffs last year with Him, Patrick, Crabtree, Borland, Culliver, Cox, Justin etc.

    Who’s thinking Playoffs realistically this year?

    I’d be happy to see 9-7.

  112. NJ49ERNo Gravatar says:

    Him = Jim

  113. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    For the last 10 years we could count on Frank to get the tough yards or pick up a blitz to prolong a play. Now he’s gone along with the road grader Iupati.

    We all still want the Niners to win.
    The disagreement is how this came about and the bill of goods we are being sold that we’re better off now than a year ago.
    What leaves a bad taste in my mouth is unfinished business and not allowing Harbaugh to finish the job. I do not believe the story that he was bailing on this team nor do I believe that the team bailed on Harbaugh.

    Nobody except fo the extrmists are giving up on the team.
    Just not buying the BS we are being fed by the Ownership.

  114. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Sadly every time they say they go on these extensive searches where no stone is unturned and no expense spared it seems to be all a sham.
    It says a lot of what other coaches in the NFL think of your organization when they couldn’t convince anyone to take 3 vacant jobs and Jed ended up with the humiliation of hiring in house and selling us these are the best guys in his “mock search”.
    That’s lipstick on a pig.

  115. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Bullit it’s frustrating.
    I think Baalke was the guy that lured Jim to SF.
    I also think the relationship got out of hand.
    What Jed did, (or didn’t do), just added to the tension.

    I go back to the SB.
    A game we got way behind in, early.
    A game I also thought we should have won in the end.
    There was, IMO, a big problem with the Offense in terms of diversity.
    Brother John had the upper hand. He found weaknesses and exploited them. We went to the Crabtree Well 3 times and failed.
    Did it again in Seattle the following year in the NFCCG.

    We’ve debated the topic for quite some time, here and elsewhere.

    What’s done is done now.
    We can only hope for better results, with less experienced Coaches and, quite a few personnel changes.

    Won’t be easy.
    Our window was open for 3 years and culminated with an 8-8 finale.

    I’m a fan.
    I’m hoping for a competitive team.
    We’ll see what comes after the overhaul.

    I’m not holding my breath for a Playoff appearance.
    Just show some determination and effort.
    What comes, will come.

    We’re stuck with Jed. I just don’t want him screwing it up with dumb comments and ridiculous Tweets.

  116. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Looking forward to the Draft this week.
    At 15, if we stick to the slot, these are the guys I’d consider –

    Malcom Brown
    DeVante Parker
    Danny Shelton
    Bud Dupree
    Erek Flowers
    La’el Collins

    If we deal down for an extra 3, it would give us ammunition to come back up in RD2 perhaps, where I think the value would remain pretty high.

    Guys I’d like to see in a deal down scenario –

    Jaelen Strong
    Marcus Peters
    Byron Jones
    Eli Harold
    Eric Rowe

  117. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Put CB Kevin Johnson in as a possible consideration at Pick 15 too.

  118. Unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Everyone cherry picks info NoFear. I wasn’t behind Kawakami’s running feud with Harbaugh last year because Tim made it personal. Tim made it about Tim. Does that color his later reporting?

    I don’t know. But he’s the guy there. He nominally has more access to those guys than any of us. He talks to a Roman about these things. In Bullit’s eyes Tim’s God. Until he says something that don’t jive.

    Eisen? No. In the context of that conversation Eisen knows nothings about what goes on in our locker room. Deion says he’s heard that Harbaugh lost the team. For all the bullshit these guys don’t make shit up to report. Just as the Harbaugh trade story came out.

  119. Unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    If you believe Eisen then you believe Deion, Bullit. Which means Harbaugh lost the team. Which means if he stayed then this would have been a lost season with St Jim.

  120. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    That’s why you’re a complete dimwitted moron. You are a very confused idiot at that. Eisen did an interview with Jed York.
    All you need to hear is what came out of Jed’s mouth in the interview about Harbaugh. If you wish to discredit Jed York on what he said then go for it. Think you’re going off in tangents that make you look stupid.
    Do you know what hearsay is? It’s gossip and hearsay when someone says they heard but won’t identify the source.
    If Deion won’t identify his source then only ignorant trolls like you run with it like it’s fact.

  121. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    A story about trading a head coach has no creditability because in order to do so you have to have that coach’s consent.
    Put that tin foil hat on because now you’re creating conspiracy theories.
    Again you like to deal in fairy tales. Not one person of authority and in a position to know has confirmed that rumor.
    To keep talking about it as fact is foolish.
    Not even the Browns are foolish enough to hire a head coach and then fire him a day later to trade for another coach.
    Wishful thinking but you’re welcome to prove it with facts and not gossip and innuendo.

  122. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    Rich Eisen conducted an interview with Jed York.
    What is significant about the interview are the words out of Jed York’s mouth.
    Talk about obfuscation to the extreme trying to discredit Eisen who asked the questions.
    Not sure what goes on in the pea sized bird brain of yours. You have no idea how stupid you look using Deion as a source when he won’t put a name to it. I thought Deion said the guy that told him wore a suit. Wow that makes it true then?
    Maybe your tinfoil hat is on too tight?

  123. BigJimSladeNo Gravatar says:

    Run and hide, Chuck. Run and hide….

  124. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    I think Peeriman and Strong are possible at 15.
    On some draft boards Malcom Brown has moved ahead of Shelton.
    I would hesitate to take a pass rushing OLB because Brooks had a bad reaction to the rotation when he sat out and that seems to be a stacked position.
    Some evaluators think Gurley is the best RB since Peterson. If Baalke shares that opinion the Todd Gurley would be the BPA.
    It’s a guessing game that constantly shifts.

  125. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Perriman I/o Peeriman

  126. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    I would use one of the 4th round picks on Mannion and if I really saw good things in the workout spend the third round pick on him. We need a viable backup QB that will push Kap and make him better. Gabbert has shown nothing in preseason or his Jags stint. I am not interested that Gabbert is lights out in practice. When he get’s in the game he shuts it down rather than turn it up.Other QBs would be Grayson (3rd rd for sure) and Bennett. For me picking a QB in the 7th round is a throwaway pick. They have a 25% chance of making the squad a 60% chance of being on your practice squad and a less than 5% chance of starting in the near future.


  127. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    A story that will make you pause and wonder why when people do bad thins they get notoriety. Shelley Smith has been reporting for 20+ years in anonymity. She is now in the fight of her life and I hope she beats this.

  128. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    NFL special investigative unit found Ray McDonald clear of any wrong doing in his domestic abuse allegations. Same unit suspended Greg Hardy for 10 games.


  129. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    “No wrongdoing” but let’s whack him with a suspension based on hearsay, false accusations and a politically correct lynch mob mentality. Perfect. Gotta love the ‘social justice’ crowd.

  130. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Not too many will take the ‘make the playoffs’ bet around here I’m guessing. Seems we have a pretty wide spread of 4 to maybe 10 wins depending. Even 10 wins in this division may not cut it.

    Reminds me of the Cardinals fans when Kurt Warner retired: “It won’t matter much- we got brand X on the bench…and our D!” How many years was it before they sniffed playoffs?

    PLAYOFFS? (Jim Mora voice) Playoffs??

  131. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Hard to figure what our win totals will be so far in advance of any games being played but a few brave souls have ventured:

    RT = 5
    Spit = 4
    Phil = 7
    NJ = no more than 9

    I’m sure Skeebs will have the official list as we get farther along.


  132. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    I think Grumpy was in for 7 wins likely. Hey I got Lucky Seven too.

    Conehead Jr is predicting 6 wins as is Bay Area Sports Guy Steve Berman.

    I believe the rainbow pow and pink bubbles guy has us for 19 wins on our way to our 6th SB right there at Levis.

  133. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    Remember Chuckles has already done his victory dance and proclaimed how right he was about Ray McDonald.
    Now comes the Fairyland spin on the situation.

  134. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Phil I’m being overly optimistic with a 9-7 prediction.
    1st half of our schedule is brutal.
    If we start out with some rhythm I could see a 3-5/4-4 1st half.
    If we start slow, 6-10 won’t surprise me.

    Much, if not all, of our potential, rests with the ability to balance a new Staff with the expected overhaul of both the Offensive/Defensive schemes.

    All I can hope for at this point is a focused, hard working approach.

  135. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Perriman wouldn’t kill me Bullit.
    Like Strong, I’m not sure how high his value might be for Pick 15.
    I like the idea of going with the BPA on either Line.

    Gurley would shock me however, especially with the addition of Hyde last year.
    I could see Gurley creating a Trade Up option for someone who covets him more highly, like Dallas perhaps.

    See how it shakes out in a few days.

    I’m always amenable to an extra Pick in the Top 3 RDs, especially with the depth available to us in areas of need.

  136. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    If Trent truly believes Gurley to be that once in a decade back you take him and think about dealing Hyde.
    It’s a no brainer to take Gurley if you think Gurley is superior to Hyde and can get you an extra yard per carry.
    Some people would trade the #15 pick for Adrian Peterson straight up. That would be foolish because of his salary. If Gurley is his equal you’re getting a franchise back for the cheap for 5 years.
    Maybe I’m too old school but one of the principles of the West Coast Offense was the running game opening up the passing game
    and vice versa. In other words running a balanced offense forces the defense to choose it’s poison.
    The whole goal is to have the defense on it’s heels.

  137. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    I agree Bullit, the ACL is the only concern I’d have.
    Certainly didn’t stop Frank from having a stellar career.

    But yes, a rookie deal is certainly cheap enough to absorb, under the current CBA.
    Plenty of room to move for Baalke this week.

    Should be an interesting process this week.

  138. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    I’d like to see Baalke snag a WR after RD1 if at all possible.
    I like your guy Diggs, maybe Conley if they make the 4th RD.

    There are several slot guys I’d like to have a shot at.
    However, if the right guy is there in RD1, I wouldn’t pass.

    Be great to add a WR with the ability to handle the KR/PR duties in the meantime.
    Diggs/Dorsett/Kenny Bell and Ty Montgomery are guys I’ve penciled in for that phase of my Wish List.

  139. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    I believe Nelson Agholor can provide PR/KR ability as well.

  140. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Ray McDonald cleared of 1 charge by the NFL – The birthday party incident from last year.


  141. 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