The second of three OTAs begins Tuesday and hopefully we will not hear anything newsworthy from this three day practice session. If there’s real news, it’s going to be bad. Otherwise, everyone is looking great and ready to have a big year. Last week, we lost 90 receptions and 1,100 yards of offense. Not a good start to the year.
Jim Harbaugh has listed Ricardo “Don’t call me Lucy” Lockette, AJ Jenkins, and Quinton Patton as the three WRs who will duel over the starting job left vacant by Michael Crabtree’s busted Achilles tendon. A first round draftee, a fourth round draftee, and a move around free agent. May the best man win. And may that best not be just the least stinky of three excrement piles.
Aldon Smith has so far not gotten into trouble this offseason, which is good non-news. He was on a treacherous roll there for awhile last year. Of course, he’s rehabbing at https://www.agapetc.com/ for a labrum injury, so maybe that has something to do with curtailing his youthful energy.
The 49ers have the makings of a pretty good team if there were a rehab league. Aldon, Justin Smith, Mario Manningham, Kyle Williams, Kendall Hunter, Tank Carradine, and Marcus Lattimore. We could throw Chris Culliver in there, though mental rehab probably doesn’t count unless he’s got the electro-shock treatment going on. We’ll have to check his hairdo first chance we get. See if he’s got some burnt edges.
Initial word out of camp is that much snickered upon FA Craig Dahl has looked pretty good back there in the not-Dashon Goldson spot. I admit I was one of the nose wrinklers when we signed this guy, but now that he’s wearing the spunky underdog label, it’s hard not to root for him. If he’s starting in game one, though, it means Trent Baalke has whiffed on two straight number one picks. Not good. On the plus side, if you’re a fan of the Scanners movie, we would likely see Dennis’ head explode on opening day, so that’s another reason to get the Craig Dahl Fan Club up and running. For some reason, exploding heads are almost as entertaining as a good fart in the wrong place.