FA: If You Blinked, You Missed It

The second week of Free Agency passed without any prurient or otherwise titillating interest. In fact, the whole FA period seemed to be over before it officially began.

If they can milk the draft three days, why not the FA period? Let all teams do their quiet deals, forbidden to disclose any details, then have one team each day, for 32 days, have the news cycle to themselves and announce their activity. This would give fans a whole month to do what they do best: quibble, bitch, moan, threaten, TYPE IN ALL CAPS about the worth or lack of it for each franchise in the league. Or,  cheer wildly even though the franchise only signed a backup punter and a fourth string QB.

We’re about to enter the next phase of the NFL’s year long entertainment cycle called Mock Draft Madness. Mock drafts will be sprouting like weeds from sea to shining sea this coming month as every Tom, Dick, and Harry with access to the internet will be gracing us with their predictions.

I’m mulling over whether to put up my own Mock this year, but have not yet settled on a site that I can copy that none of you readers are likely to stumble across and recognize my deceit. I’m honing in on a newspaper in a state that seems a safe bet, located somewhere between Oklahoma, Missouri, Tennessee, and Louisiana. I obviously can’t reveal the exact location.

This Draft doesn’t seem to have much of anything but defensive linemen at the top of the board. No QBs, CBs, or WRs. That might make George Seifert happy, since he drafted one practically every year, to the point of getting booed for it. But it means there’s not much reward for having the two pick versus the five or six pick. So the 49ers will have to choose one hyped guy from another and it’s almost sure to be the  wrong one.

No offense, John Lynch, but your eye for talent has yet to be a proven commodity.

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63 comments on “FA: If You Blinked, You Missed It
  1. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    John Lynch is in the same position that Denver was when they took Von Miller.
    Cam Newton was the first pick and Denver could’ve traded away the second pick and taken their chances with a bunch of picks with two #1’s in the teens and they could’ve taken Nick Fairly at 13 and a Ryan Kerrigan at 16 and Akeem Ayers at 39 (2nd round) hypothetically speaking.

    Von Miller is All Pro and the other 3 guys are decent but marginal. Hindsight says to stick with a talent like Von Miller
    just like the Niners might regret not taking Bosa who has the talent to turn the defense around with help from Dee Ford.

    I’m inclined to go with the sure thing which is Bosa.

  2. winderNo Gravatar says:

    Yeah, I’m gonna have to hone up my GM skills before I make predictions also. But yeah skeebs finding some obscure newspaper outside of Tuscadahaw Nebraska just might do the trick.

  3. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    I’d be impressed if someone can predict the top 12 picks in the draft.

  4. winderNo Gravatar says:

    Lol, I would be impressed if someone got the first 5 right. I can sometimes get the first 2 right but maybe not in the right order.

  5. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    These guys made the call on Baker Mayfield last year. If they gave their blessing for Murray as #1, and he is we just got a great gift.


    If so, then Rosen a pre-draft trade.

  6. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    More ammo matters. Expectations that one guy changes your franchise, probably won’t amount to much more than expensive disappointment.
    We’ve gotten plenty of that already.

  7. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    NJ, no trade ups to us. Too expensive to part with 2nd and 3rd’s to play musical chairs between QWilliams, Bosa, and Allen. NYJ probably values OLB more than DE so no motive to move up. Q and Bosa going first after Sweats heart issue.

    No buyers for us to sell to.

  8. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Who is on the weak side, LEO/edge1 and WILL.

    Why have a 252 lb DE for run support on base downs. Thomas or Bosa makes more sense to me before a nickel D comes into play on 2nd or 3rd down. Ford as LEO misdirection noise prior to draft? Need bigger LEO for run support to assist the SS sized Kwon.

  9. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    The question becomes who covets who Bakkentom.
    Granted there’s little to no drama involved with a ‘must have’ QB this year.
    The NFL world knows we, and NYJ, have no need/interest in a QB.
    The guessing game becomes whether Gruden at 4 has interest in a QB.
    Teams like NYG have to gamble, on how much they may, or may not, have interest in waiting until 6, if they are indeed interested in Haskins.
    If Murray goes 1, demand goes up for the next QB needy team to decide how to gamble.
    I’m suggesting that a key guy like Bosa could drive interest.
    My stomach turned plenty today to read of Jed playing War Room ‘Genious’ over on Maiocco’s site.
    This fukn clown should have pictures of Jerruh and Danny tattooed on his ass.
    Talking Draft strategy like he has a clue.
    49ers CEO Jed York said it’s imperative for Lynch, coach Kyle Shanahan and executive vice president of football operations Paraag Marathe to have a more detailed plan in place.

    “We’re very, very happy with players who will be there at two,” York said. “And we need to be prepared, if somebody offers a trade that is too good to pass up, we need to know what we’ll do if we move back and what would we not take.

    “You have to have that planned out beforehand because if you’re trying to figure all that stuff out, it’s OK in the second or third round, but when you’re the second pick in the draft, you can’t do that on the fly. It’s way, way too hard, so you need to get a sense of it.”
    “I don’t expect to be drafting in the top two again, and if that’s the case, you have to add really, really talented players,” York said. “Or you have to get a ton of capital in order to move back, so you can make up for maybe not getting that No. 2 guy in the draft, but you’re getting a lot in return if you’re going to give up that opportunity.”

    “Things aren’t fully in focus, yet, in terms of what everybody is going to do,” York said. “But this week helps you at least get a better sense of that and just keep working toward your plan so you’re ready when the whistle blows come draft day.”

    Things aren’t fully in focus yet? How many years later Jed?
    A spoiled rich kid playing with his toys.
    Like he even has a clue?

  10. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    ‘Geniouses’ Inc. are really happy who will be there at 2.
    Isn’t that special?
    I’m starting to think his shrink is on speed dial.
    It goes without saying, the blind squirrel has better instincts than these fuk’n idiots.
    Kinda wish the Hekawi would get to that cliff already.
    The stress of expecting them to succeed is taking it’s toll.
    Spend more money on football guys Jed.
    Then… go away. Far, far away.

  11. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Still wondering, did Quinnen choose the IHOP?

  12. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Could we be entertained with Robbie Goulds’ Contract negotiations becoming an issue?
    F-Tagged Kicker holdout?
    I think that fits this soap opera to a tee.
    Not that I don’t appreciate Robbie as a weapon, just that I enjoy watching the Hekawi, polishing their mood rings, to determine what to do, and when.

  13. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    “A lot of the work that they do is unsung,” Lynch said. “They do a lot to the side where they are working with the holder and the mechanics, and with the long snapper. It’s a lot of things. You probably don’t see all the work that they’re doing, but it’s important. You miss out on some of that.”
    “We don’t know that he’s not going to be a part of us in the offseason and all those things,” Lynch said. “So we’ll see where that goes.”

    Extremely insightful stuff huh? All the ‘side’ work that goes into kicking? Whodathunkit?

    Call me a masochist perhaps? 😀

  14. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Next…Moe, Larry and Curly share secrets on nuclear reactor safety and the do’s and don’ts of putting metal objects in the microwave.

  15. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Yep, QW picked IHOP. Thought BAMA would have spoiled them more.

    Maybe he got tired of steak. He must have a queue a mile long.

  16. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Thanks for doing the work of Jed tester. Bad enough hearing about his thoughts from brave readers.

  17. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    I’m thinking Jed likes the IHOP too –
    Kinda looks like him?


  18. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Mark it sold with the GoGurt…. it comes in a tube. Just like the Jed conception process 😀

    Budding artists will love this big, fluffy buttermilk pancake with strawberry eyes, a whipped topping nose and a fresh banana smile – especially because it comes with a tube of low-fat strawberry GoGURT® to add their own special touch.

  19. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    I suppose some here abide by the “What have you done for me lately” view of the world.

    Case in point what happened to Joe Lacob when he boght the team and addressed the Warrior fans. They tried to boo him off the court and humiliated him. Guess what? He opened up his wallet and brought this team 3 championships and on track for another. Nobody’s booing him now and those who did will not admit to it.


  20. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    It’s the wallet opening piece that doesn’t fit the scenario Bullit.
    Jed/Paraag in the War Room. Lynch in the Broadcast booth.
    Seems to me the money being spent is on failed ‘bargains’ and past HC Contacts still on the books.
    Eddie spent money and earned respect.
    Different era…..

  21. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    HC Contacts = contracts

  22. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Quoting John Madden
    ” I’ve always said winning’s the great deodorant”

  23. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Doesn’t this quote scare you? Just a little?

    49ers CEO Jed York said it’s imperative for Lynch, coach Kyle Shanahan and executive vice president of football operations Paraag Marathe to have a more detailed plan in place.

    I’m reluctant to fart, for fear of sh!tting myself after reading it.
    Cue Moe,Larry and Curly.

    You’re holding the 2nd pick in the Draft for a reason Jed. You suck.
    But…you’re happy with the options.
    So were the Cleveland Browns. For how many years?

  24. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    I agree with Madden Bullit.
    It’s the winning part that eludes us.

  25. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Jed spends time with the shrink.
    Kraft spends time at the rollover massage parlor.
    What’s the secret to NFL success?

  26. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Go get a massage Jed……

  27. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    This is our Jed. Respect is earned silverspoon.


    Proclamations from a fool don’t count.

  28. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Jed owns the team and like it or not we all have to live with that.
    I can accept that he gives an interview at the owners meetings and says he supports Lynch/Shanahan. The Jed speak is just the usual owner PR optimistic spin that he hopes sells tickets.

    As for the Niners holding the #2 pick IIRC NJ, you were one of the guys hoping for #1 and the team tanking. Am I mistaken? This is a good year to be at #2 because you will get a can’t miss player in Bosa or Williams and the position most in need is talent rich this year.

    Go ahead and let that fart rip. So what if you soil your thong?

    I see an improvement of a minimum of 4 more wins with a ceiling of 7 or 8 meaning they’ll be in the hunt for playoffs.

    AS for my example above about Lacob and Warrior fans you cannot find one person who will admit to booing him and being totally wrong on the owner’s desire to make the team the best in the NBA. Lacob did it in less than 5 years and they are the favorites to win their 4th championship in 5 years and they are moving to a brand new state of the art arena next season that was privately financed.

    Good things can happen if the owner puts his money where his mouth is. Maybe Jed follows Lacob’s example.

  29. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Comparing last season’s stats 49ers and Rams.

    Supposedly the Niners biggest weakness was a pass rush.

    Last season the Niners had 37 sacks and 92 QB hits. In contrast the Super Bowl Rams had 41 sacks and 94 QB hits.

    And would it surprise you that the Niners had 81 Tackles for loss as opposed to the Rams 71 TFLs.

    The major difference between the 2 defenses is the turnovers as the Rams were opportunistic and the Niners were meek.

    Aaron Donald had exactly half of the Rams sacks with 20.5 and their re-signing Fowler means they added his mediocre 4 sacks to their line. In other words Donald was the Ram’s pass rush and if you neutralize him you tame their defense.

    With the addition of Ford and possibly Bosa along with Buckner teams will have to choose who to double team and pressure will help create turnovers.

    Also the Rams Oline returns only 2 of their 5 starters so things should get interesting when Goff is looking at what happened to him out of the earhole of his helmet.

  30. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    For the same reason as holding pick 2 Bullit.
    It’s a bargaining chip. Problem is, the whole operation is being run by idiots.
    I’m all for seeing things improve. Be happy in fact, if it were to happen.
    In the meantime, I’ll vent my frustrations.

  31. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Think where we might be, post York, had they left Scot alone Bullit.
    I supported Baalke of course.
    What did they give him in support?
    Tell me why I should be optimistic.
    I applaud your ability to remain positive, though I simply can’t get there yet.
    This is painful. To see those 2 numbnuts, speaking to Draft strategy.
    Lynch is simply toting the line for his boss IMO.
    Just as I see Garrett doing what Jerruh expects.
    See what Dorsey has done for Cleveland, with help from Scot.
    Makes me want to puke, to think Jed has anything close to a clue.

  32. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    The truth is Scot has a drinking problem and has been canned by every organization he’s worked for.
    You’ll have to give Jed and the Niners a pass on this one because
    Scot is his own worst enemy.

    This article will tell you a lot about Scot.



    If Bill Walsh had Scot’s problem and couldn’t beat it the Niners would have let him go too.

  33. winderNo Gravatar says:

    NJ- Why should anyone have given Baalky support. And for that matter how do you know that they didn’t. I think they kept him 3 years longer than they should have. He is one of the major reasons we are in this mess. Looks to me like everyone in the FO are pretty much football guys. Who gives a rats ass about what Jed thinks just as long as he lets our current staff do what they are supposed to. If you can’t see the current change in the teams culture then you just aren’t paying attention. We were in a lot of games last year and came up short but there were a lot of things going on with the team. This year we should have most of our injured back and a much better group of backup players.

  34. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    You obviously are not on board with Lynch/Shanahan.

    I thought they were excellent hires but you disagree.

    If not them than who would you have as the GM and Head Coach?

  35. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    The franchise tag they put on Gould is all you need to know that the Niner front office is in it to win it. Rather than let Gould walk they are going to pay him $3 mil more this year with the franchise tag to keep him. Gould could be the difference in 2 to 3 close games in upcoming season.

    If they weren’t playing to win there are a lot more cheaper alternatives out there but they chose to make him one of the highest paid kickers and now are trying to sign him long term.

  36. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Bullit I’m not in disagreement with Lynch/Shanny.
    It’s all the preceding moves that led to their pairing that frustrate the piss out of me.
    I have a major issue with Jed and Paraag having oversight in the entire process. Sadly, as you noted, it’s reality.

    Sure, it might be a smidge better than Dr Daddy but…they’re still in over their heads IMO.
    Not going to rehash history so much, as to simply state the obvious.
    Jed just aggravates me.

    He’s nothing more than Jerruh IMO. I don’t buy ownership mixing with the football OPS. Pay for quality people. Stay out of it.
    These frustrations go to the entire York Council of ineptitude since they walked into power.
    The less I see/hear of their involvement, the happier I’ll be.

  37. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    And, I did indicate that Robbie is worth his price tag.
    My sarcasm was directed at the possibility that he doesn’t want to be here, and, could hold out.
    Seeing as he didn’t relo his family, it might suggest he’d rather be in Chicago.
    If so, what next?
    In the meantime, indulge me some space to vent. It’s harmless, yet oh so cleansing 😀

  38. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    “I supported Baalke of course.
    What did they give him in support?”

    Jed gave Baalke all the power and let Harbaugh walk and Baalke obviously wasn’t up to the task. Without Harbaugh Baalke was exposed as a pretender unable to keep players and unable to attract free agents.

    Willis and Justin Smith saw that the team was going into the toilet and decided to retire.

    With Harbaugh’s departure you also lost an elite coaching staff.
    Tomsula couldn’t be taken seriously as a head coach and his coaching staff reflected that.

    Why am I optimisitic? Lynch/Shanahan is an upgrade over Baalke/Tomsula/Kelly.

    Jimmy G is an upgrade over Kaepernick/Gabbert/Hoyer at the most important position on the team.

    With Buckner, Ford and a Bosa the defense should put tremendous heat on opposing offenses.

    Kittle emerging as an All Pro TE there is much to be optimistic about and I agree with Winder that the team culture has changed and we are climbing that mountain

  39. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Bullit all valid points. My angst with the whole Baalke/Harbaugh era had more to do with reports I’d read concerning Paraag’s involvement.
    Again, no need to rehash history, it has spoken.
    I believe Baalke had Gamble, period.
    Whether Baalke was the control freak, or Harbaugh, or Paraag, it didn’t work. History written, Jed/Paraag remain. The same 2 idiots Daddy delegated to run this show.
    Neither of which smacks of any serious football legacy to me.
    It seems to me, that Jed sprung for additional support for Lynch, ie Peters, Mayhem etc, that weren’t around for the Baalke era.
    My rants have been pretty consistent regarding more football guys, less York influence, that’s all.

    No beef with Shanny getting his Offensive scheme implemented, agree with how you see it.
    Putting Jed in the picture, (as we all recall Eddie), just isn’t something I can stomach. Nothing I can do about of course but, he’ll out live me.
    Hoping his football guys succeed in spite of him.

  40. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    The 49ers identify Paraag as President of 49ers Enterprises and EVP of Football Operations
    ‘Nuf said.
    Lynch is a stand up guy, great player in his own era but, not the kind of guy any other Club would have been clamoring for as a GM.
    The York’s have not made SF the coveted destination it once was under Eddie.
    For now, the revolving door has stopped, fortunately, with the long term deal Lynch/Shanny are operating under.
    Lessons learned hopefully.

  41. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Kliff Kingsbury was a reach when hired to be Head Coach of the Cards.
    His college team Texas Tech fired him for having a losing record with a gimmick offense.

    Now Kingsbury says this
    “Kingsbury said that he saw how short the attention spans of young players are during his time in Lubbock and that he began breaking up the meetings into 20 or 30 minute chunks in order to be sure that coaches are “maximizing their time” with the players.”

    He’s giving players cell phone breaks. Tomsula did the same thing when he was with the Niners. If a player can’t focus for one hour that means he wasn’t going to class in college.
    That seems to be a leadership problem coddling players because in the real world you don’t take breaks at work every 20 minutes.

    Kingsbury and those who think like him are setting their players up for failure in the real world.

    If you are paid millions you should be able to last through a 1 hour meeting without looking at your cell phone.

  42. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Putting things in context drafting Kittle in round 5 was the Niner best pick since they took Bowman in the 3rd round when looking at value picks.

    The sad thing is Bowman is only 30 years old and he went out of football last year at age 29.

  43. winderNo Gravatar says:

    Yeah, all those hits took their toll on both Willis and Bowman. But they were sure great to have for awhile.

  44. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Per Maiocco the Niners will probably have joint practices with the Broncos during the week they play each other in the preseason.

    Makes sense with Shanahan’s connection to Denver and new head coach Vic Fangio’s ties to the Niners.

  45. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Cards are shopping Rosen and asking for a 1st round pick. So far no takers.

    However it’s reported that The Patriots, the Giants, and the Chargers are interested and one of those teams have offered a second round pick.

    Stay tuned…

  46. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    By the time Kingsbury is done, the Cardinals may be screwed for the better part of a decade.

  47. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Kylar Murray is following the same track as RG3 did. Spectacular
    College career, Heisman winner and ushering a new era into the NFL with a running option.

    RG3 is 6’2′ 218 lbs. Murray is 5’10” 195 lbs.

    Somehow the NFL D coordinators will devise ways to stop Murray and the fun begins when he starts getting hit. At the start RG3 couldn’t be stopped but as soon as he started getting hit his effectiveness diminished.

    The NFL will neutralize your strengths and try to make you overcome your weaknesses.

    Will Kingsbury be able to devise gameplans to overcome what is thrown at his team? He didn’t do so in college so he’s destined to be another Chip Kelly.

    This is all good for the Niners letting Bosa fall to 2.

  48. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    RG III also made the Rams rich.
    Pass Bluto Keim another drink.

  49. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    In the coming season even Mahomes will come back to earth as coordinators have film on him now.

    Depending what happens to Tyreek Hill and the charges against him. There is the possibility that Mahomes might be crippled by losing his RB hunt and his do it all WR Hill.

  50. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Can accept the overpay on Ford at a premium critical position. They are tired of being losers. Two big reasons for that are Thomas (2019 cap hit 7.68 mil) and AA (2019 cap hit 9.05 mil). Next 4 weeks may have news on either.

    Was Kwon a bad overpay? 227 lbs and not big in upper body. Not a big hitter and not known as a good coverage LB. Jury out on the wisdom of dropping big green here. CYA on Reuben much.

    Also gave up the 2020 2nd on Ford. Would Bellichick do what Lynch did. Paid a big price to get back in the game early.

    More changes on DL depending on #2.

  51. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Why takes risks like this?

    Entertainment biz. TV $$$. Contenders now for NFC West crown. LAR and SEA lost in FA. We are ascending. LAR losing how much Gurley in addition to FA exodus.

    May be stuck with Kwon. No 2nd may make it hard to replace him. Spent a lot of our salary cap cushion in last couple weeks.

  52. winderNo Gravatar says:

    If the FA players we just picked up can actually get on the field I think we made our team much better. I was kinda hoping for a bigger splash but maybe it was good we stopped when we did. Not a Raider fan at all but I bet they are gonna be fun to watch this year. Picking up that many starting FA’s could go both ways. Gruden will be put to the test this year and I hope he makes it. Also read in today’s Niners wire that they think it would be a big mistake to take Williams with the second pick. Just somebody’s opinion but it makes a little sense.

  53. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    The secret to NFL success is drafting well and getting production early and annually on that rookie contract.

    The picks in top 15 should end up as franchise players starting early in rookie season. Last half 1st rd starters sometime rookie season. Day 2 draftees starters in 2nd or 3rd year.

    Obviously it depends on caliber of roster. So what did we give up by splurging on Dee Ford. Huge spend but instant franchise starter. Loss of 2nd in 2020 on a rookie contract.

    Huge dollars in 2019 on QB, WILL, EDGE1 then big dollars on CB1, LT, AA, and OC. Will be able to afford DeFo’s second contract. No other big FA’s unless Richburg and/or Kwon get cut next year.

    Big risks banking on a rags to riches team in 2019. Reflecting on FA this year the Kwon pickup should not have been done. Paid like a Patrick Willis performer coming off an ACL. Blame on Jed and Lynch. Mortgaging the future.

  54. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    “Blame on Jed and Lynch. Mortgaging the future.”

    Better to take risks to reap the rewards than to sit on your hands and do nothing.

    The moves made have made this team better and I hate to tell you but you need to spend money to improve.

    Signing mediocre bargain bin free agents is a band aid that assure your team remains a crap team.

    You think they give a prize for having the most cap space. That’s called a “participation” prize.

    Elite teams live on the edge and renegotiate contracts so they can sign better players. Hopefully the Niners are back with that group sooner than later.

  55. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Your view is one year too early for this team. Not enough franchise and good starters are on 4 year rookie contracts.

    To cover for his poor first draft and assuage his desire to be the bigshot on the GM cocktail circuit, unneeded risks taken with the reality of football. What if Ford or Kwon are IR’D this season.

    Shelled out #1 ILB money on an undersized WILL not known for coverage skills coming back from an ACL surgery. For an LB, not a big hitter covering for lacking shoulders. Lynch and Jed in a major gamble.

    Give Paraag flexibility of extending DeFo rather than forcing a 5th yr option. Are we forced to go edge at #2, giving up on QW. Trade value of Thomas and AA forcing us to eat their contracts and platoon the two mistakes at nickel DT.

    QW at #2 means second pick goes for edge2. With the 2020 2nd gone that leaves #36, #67, and the 2020 1st for major draft capital to upgrade other positions. If Coleman cannot cut it at OT one of those 3 picks is used. We no longer have the cap to spend for that.

    FO wants it all now. OK, just assume the risks. I would suggest taking the best OZ IOL with the second pick and releasing Richburg in Jan 2020. No team will take on his contract.

  56. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Got this off of a NN comment:

    That is if you go by what Whitner said about him:

    “I believe that when you watch him come out of Stanford, and you watch him on the edge and run down quick screens and make plays on the football and tackle in the open field, he’s a outside 3-4 linebacker that can rush the quarterback and drop some in coverage. He’s not a 4-3 defensive tackle, he’s not a 4-3 defensive end. He’s a guy that needs to be able to stand up, see what’s going on and pursue the football. Go back and watch his Stanford film, he reminds me of Ahmad Brooks. Ahmad Brooks are pretty much identical in size, weight, and everything.

    “I don’t see (Thomas) as a good fit for this scheme. You’ve got two defensive tackles and two traditional defensive ends. He’s none of them. He is an outside linebacker, a rush linebacker in a 3-4 defense. Sometimes a rush outside linebacker is a little bigger than everybody. Ahmad Brooks was a little bigger than everybody, but he put a lot of pressure on, had a lot of quarterback hurries, and he added to our pass rush. I think if he goes to a 3-4 defense and plays outside rush ‘backer, you’ll see a totally different player.”

    We got rid of Marsh so edge rusher it is. Thomas is an Ahmad Brooks type SOLB in a 3-4. Love to have QW unless they also get the best edge available with the second pick. Day 1 drama for us.

    Who at #36 at edge. Polite, Winovich, Crosby, Omenihu?

  57. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    Is this propaganda to you? You have easily posted your same talking points over and over ad nauseum.

    You touted OT Coleman last year and now you’re saying what if he doesn’t cut it?

    You say that Kwon Alexander is undersized but he is the same weight as Foster, Foster’s replacement Elijah Lee and the Bears Roquan Smith.

    Lynch revealed that Richburg injured his knee in week 4 and played through the injury but had surgery after the season for that knee and a quad. I give Richburg credit for playing and not sitting out but
    BKtom has predetermined that he’s a bust without knowing the facts because it goes against his narrative.

  58. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    I always acknowledged Richburg had a knee issue. He is undersized and cannot anchor well. He is his adult size with NFL diets. One more year and he is gone.

    Lee is 222 lbs. Roquan Smith 235 – 240. Foster 227 to 235. This is from what I read. Look at the film on Kwon. Not a big hit type with tackles. He wraps and forward progress happens before down.

    Shon is 6’5″ 310 with mobility. Can he handle OZ runs. He has arm length. Is the pass pro good enough. Give him all the snaps in preseason and find out.

    That is my position. Go ahead and twist it. This blog has no additions. Why is that. Seems your analness drives people away.

  59. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    From Pro Football Reference

    Roquan Smith
    Roquan Daevon Smith
    Position: ILB
    6-1, 225lb (185cm, 102kg)
    Team: Chicago Bears

    Reuben Foster
    Reuben Foster
    Position: ILB
    6-1, 228lb (185cm, 103kg)
    Team: Washington Redskins

    They are all the same size. This seems to be what you say about every player you don’t like. They don’t weigh enough. It gets old.

  60. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:


    Bears roster has Roquan Smith at 6’1″ 236 lbs. You get old, finding stats that reflect college weight. Justin Smith all over again with you. Common sense, #8 in the draft on an undersized ilb.

    Foster was 6’0″ with shoulders, a hitter in college and nfl. Tired of your game, homer.

  61. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Not a game, just refuting your alternative facts.

    This is the official Chicago Bears website. What does it list his weight as???


    Your game here is very sad painting yourself into a corner with predictions of failure even before they take the field.

    Another false narrative that BKtom has put forward. The Niners started with a cap of $60 mil and still have $37 mil after signings.
    They still have the 3rd highest cap space in the league.
    Per BKtom Lynch has mortgaged the future of the team.

  62. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Current projections by Vega$ of win totals for 2019 by Ben Fawkes of ESPN

    Team Win Total
    Patriots 11
    Chiefs 10.5
    Rams 10.5
    Saints 10.5
    Chargers 10
    Bears 9.5
    Colts 9.5
    Eagles 9.5
    Browns 9
    Packers 9
    Steelers 9
    Vikings 9
    Cowboys 8.5
    Falcons 8.5
    Ravens 8.5
    Seahawks 8.5
    Texans 8.5
    Titans 8.5
    49ers 8
    Jaguars 8
    Panthers 8
    Broncos 7
    Jets 7
    Lions 7
    Bengals 6
    Bills 6
    Buccaneers 6
    Giants 6
    Raiders 6
    Redskins 6
    Cardinals 5
    Dolphins 5

    Niners projected to improve by 4 wins after free agency so Vega$ thinks they will contend for a playoff spot.
    In contrast with Antonio Brown the Raiduhs are only projected to improve by 2 games.

  63. 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