Fat Wallet Waltz

Wednesday begins a new NFL year and all across the land billionaire owners will be redistributing their wealth to a few lucky players who probably won’t come near living up to the cost of doing business with them.

The 49ers rarely indulge in the first extravagant week of this monetary free-for-all, preferring to wait for second tier bargains in week two. At least current GM Trent Baalke normally operates that way. Last year’s splurge on WR Torrey Smith was an exception, and not a particularly astute departure given last season’s emphasis on running a two tight end offense. Signing tackle/guard Erik Pears was more Baalke’s style, and that didn’t work very well, either.

With $50 million or so in Cap space and a humilated owner, there’s been a lot of speculation the 49ers will belly up to the bar this week and grab a big time player or two. We’ll see. When it comes to Jed York‘s words, there’s never much correlation to reality. Jed likes to talk big and carry a little stick.

It’s also possible that nobody really much cares what the team does. York poisoned the soul of the franchise last year and it’s very hard to come back from that kind of transgression. It’s not that fans don’t want the 49ers to succeed; they just don’t want Jed to succeed. Unfortunately, it’s tough separating the two hopes.

But, fan angst or not, at least the coming week will be interesting and newsworthy. Small favors.

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  1. winderNo Gravatar says:

    hopefully Jedi has learned a valuable lesson, he’s still young enough for that to happen.I’m not gonna let him erase years of being a 49er fan. At this point I really don’t expect to much from him. You are right though, it should be interesting.

  2. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Jed has trashed the inherited legacy his uncle built. The history of TB in building (destroying) the roster needs to be trashed as well.

    We need stars and lack enough high picks to fill this damaged roster. Cannot build a SB roster with the dreams of late round picks.

    Need some splash this week. Wanna get drenched.

  3. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Chip is interested in trading for this Duck


    He was a 4th round pick so would a require a 5th rounder?
    Thomas hasn’t really established himself as of yet.

  4. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Chip covets his Ducks Bullit –
    No surprise there.
    Just happy Bradford wasn’t on the street for long.
    He’s too predictable, in terms of collecting familiar trinkets.
    This is why I’m inclined to think DeBuckner would be a favored target at Pick 7 if there.
    It would satisfy Baalke’s Defensive needs as well.

    See what happens… Tic.Toc.

  5. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Another angle regarding Ian too, phenomenal DT depth coming into the Draft.
    Be nice to see Baalke go hard for Osemele too.
    He’s a pretty solid pass protector.
    Something Boone can’t whistle about.
    If rumors of Sweezy come into view, he’s better than Boone too.

  6. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    In a Draft Class loaded with Defensive talent, the QB situation will be a curious one for us.
    I think there’s more value in the Top 10 on D.
    One way around that would be to grab someone like ‘Snacks’ or another plug-n-play DT/DE either as a FA or via Trade.
    Strategy should be interesting beginning on Wednesday when we see the opening moves play out.

  7. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    From what I’m reading, Osemele isn’t high on the Ravens’ priority list.
    Could be a good omen for us, if the reported interest is true.

  8. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Curious too, NYJ have interest in Nick Fairley?
    Could that suggest there’s potential for them parting ways with ‘Snacks’/Richardson/Mo somewhere along the line?

    Kaep to NYJ even more viable with Fitzpatrick about to see FA too.

  9. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    Lions are also after Osemele.
    Mitchell Schwartz is looking for $8 mil a yaer which is pricey but he’s only 26 and has a lot of football ahead of him. His brother Geoff will come cheaper but has had his share of injuries.

    All this depends on A Davis and his applying to get off the retired list. I think this is a very simple process yet something just doesn’t seem right here and AD is posturing
    or doing something. I hope he doesn’t expect a raise?

  10. NJ49ERNo Gravatar says:

    AD has no leverage IMO Bullit.
    I’d look to restructure him.
    Not yet convinced he’s a fit with Chip TBH.

  11. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    IMO they should re-sign Ian Williams.
    Most of his recent injuries could have happened to any player as it was lineman landing on the back of his legs.
    Last year he played all 16 games so I give the benfit of doubt and he’s solid if not spectacular at NT.

  12. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Davis has already applied to un-retire.

  13. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Kap is or should be gone. You cannot have a QB leading your team that isn’t “all in”. To keep that charade going would make last year’s dumpster fire into a full on garbage dump fire. Nobody wins in such a toxic relationship.

    Now that RG3 has been cut this seems to be the talk of the day.


  14. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    “Broncos to lose first piece from SB defense: Malik Jackson about to join Jags.”

    Tough to stay on top.

  15. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Osemele looking for 8 to 10 million. Is he a better OG or OT.

    TB is not inclined to spend big on OG. Osemele paid more than Staley.

    AD trade value depends on performance this year. Especially conditioning.

    What will niners do in FA.

  16. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Osemele is a Raider. Colts extended TE Duane Allen. TE Coby Fleener may be available.

    We have a lot of competition in FA market. We need a star. Mid-level pickups keep us in the top ten of next year’s draft. Malik Jackson gone hurts.

  17. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Cordy Glenn is franchise tagged. Osemele gone. So we pay Boone. Restart AD. Draft a 2nd or 3rd round OG.

    With all the DL in the draft, very good OG and C could drop into late 1st. For OC, Stefen Wisniewski can be had this week.

  18. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Alshon Jeffrey franchise tagged.

  19. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Looks like ILB Danny Trevathan going to Bears. Richie Incognito resigned with Bills.

    We are now #1 in cap space. Will we trade for Wilkerson?

    Buckner may be gone before our #7. Are we going to rely on Dial and Armstead as our starting DE’s? With Osemele gone, are the Ravens less likely to draft Buckner.

  20. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Ex-Seahawks Dan Quinn at Atlanta and Jags HC are favored landing spots for Bruce Irvin. Most likely a Jaguar.

    So Jags have a healthy Dante Fowler, Malik Jackson, and Bruce Irvin????. Front seven fixed, where does their #5 pick go. Jalen Ramsey CB the new Patrick Peterson. Their D got better in a hurry.

    Meanwhile, where are Jed and TB. We have to spend otherwise may be forced to keep Kap due to the cap minimum.

  21. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Injured 1st rounders Dante Fowler JAX and Kevin White CHI may help their teams get out of the top ten in 2017 draft. Will AD coming back also help us. Armstead was a reach and needed development. So AA and AD can accelerate our leaving the bottom dweller teams?

  22. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Who are we competing with for Wilkerson?

    CHI, BAL

    Chicago has about as much cap space as us. Ravens draft ahead of us so can get Buckner. Bears have a depleted roster so will trade draft picks.

    TE Martellus Bennett will be traded for low draft pick or released. So Fleener and Bennett are out there.

    Will a trade be contingent on Wilkerson signing an acceptable long term deal. With Malik Jackson gone, Wilkerson is the one. Cedric Thornton is a Quinton Dial like run plugger.

    IMO our FA will be a failure without a star 3-4 DE. Buckner played it in college and Ravens can get him. Other draftees have to take a year or two to learn the position. MUST GET MO!!!!!

    Said it before. Mo makes the other ten better. No one else can do it. We cannot rely on AA and Dial. Need a strong rotation with Dial run downs mostly.

    Reality of today’s FA, pay the man. Want to see Mo in red and gold.

  23. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Dolphins land Mario Williams for 8 million. What does that tell you about Cameron Wake. Olivier Vernon was franchise tagged.

    Do not want crumbs. Wake is unacceptable. Getting Mo makes Harold, Tank, Lemonier, and Rush that much better.

  24. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    Saw some talk elsewhere about Brent Grimes at CB.

    Turns out he is a decent player, but his wife is a nut… maybe the first NFL starter to get shitcanned because of his WIFE’s off the field issues.


  25. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Wow, Raiders adding Bruce Irvin tomorrow. Who’s got it better than us?

    NFL is an entertainment business. Cannot sell season tickets when the FA pickups are low level. When will fans demand TB be fired.

    A Wilkerson trade better be coming.

  26. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Many fans have been demanding that TB be fired Bakkentom.
    I think the GM is being manipulated by the Owners but, that’s just me.
    Baalke is not a guy who spends big in FA.
    Something can, and should be done, with Kaep and the NYJ.
    Throwing out the desire to play for them is something his Agents have fueled.
    I would assume there is intent there.
    The game of leverage however, isn’t on their side.

  27. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Jacksonville is loading up.

  28. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Niners signed Ian Williams to a 5 year deal
    Good for Ian who had his best season so far and was rewarded

  29. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Niners signed Ian Williams to a 5 year deal
    Good for Ian who had his best season so far and was rewarded

    Next they sign Phil Dawson for another year and bring in a kicker who they can develop on the practice squad.

    One move they have not made is to let Ahmad Brooks go simply because he is not playing up to his contract.


  30. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Brock Ostweiler just might sign with the Texans today.
    That would be a good thing for the Niners which immediately creates a market for Kap.
    Denver would become a team in need of a QB and might be a willing trade partner for Kap. How about 2 #2s for Kap? Denver’s draft picks are the last pick of each round. So their 2nd round picks are like 3rd rounders.
    Would be steal if Baalke can get the Denver #1 for Kap.
    All speculation now.

  31. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Niners going to pay for this dreadful offseason. Track season ticket sales. Send a message to Democrat hack crony Jed. The owners are a disgrace.

  32. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    John Elway knows QB’s. Kap is an athlete, not a QB. No way Elway comes near the stink of Kap. Will Manning be talked into one more year.

  33. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    How many niner fans buy Raider season tickets to send Jed and Denise a message. Raiders killed it, Osemele and Irvin.

    Who’s got it better than us.

    Build through the draft. And the suffering continues.

  34. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Chris Cooley lays the hammer on RG III. So who will do our oline/TE this favor on Kap.

  35. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Am trying to cheer myself up. All is not lost. The 3 busts may be able to get it to finally click for them. Marcus Martin, Brandon Thomas, and Tank Carradine are healthy with a full offseason to prove they are worthy of their pick status.

    Olivier Vernon had the transition tag removed but can he make it in a 3-4 defense. Wilkerson still in play.

  36. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    “Former 49ers guard Alex Boone is signing with the Minnesota Vikings”

  37. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    AD will need to play to resurrect any trade value. Trenton Brown a swing tackle? Could see us go DL, then two IOL for rounds 1, 2, and 3.

    I hope Buckner is still there at #7.

  38. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Interesting. What if Ronnie Stanley there at #7? AD to LG. Staley to RT. So Stanley, AD, Kilgore, Tiller/Martin/Thomas, Staley.

    In a year or two AD goes back to RT when Staley retires.

  39. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    “Brock Osweiler has agreed to a deal in principle with the Houston Texans.”

    Kap to Broncos now in play.

  40. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Texans are idiots.

  41. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    “Giants sign Olivier Vernon for $85M over 5 years.”

  42. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Most frequent Tweet: “Does Trent know FA has started?”

  43. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Seahawks lose Mebane to Chargers.

  44. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    “QB Thad Lewis has agreed to terms on a one-year deal with 49ers.”

    Sat on bench for Eagles last year. Smells like Mike Martz bringing in J. T. O’Sullivan in 2008.

  45. Phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    I owe a huge debt of gratitude to Trent Balkey for invaluable assistance in squelching any possibility of dreaded hopefulness arising this year. It is good to be without hope. Nothing doing from Balkey of the enormous cap space really helps me a lot. Yep Tom there will be a price paid for too much of nothing but it won’t be by me. Recovery is on track

  46. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    Baalke is waiting to pounce on this year’s versions of Reggie Bush, Darnell Dockett and Eric Pears.
    It’s been reported that the Niners are showing interest in Lance Dunbar the often injured RB with the Cowgurls.

    Also not sure why Niners are hanging onto Brooks and his $9.6 mil 2016 salary. He might be worth half of that.

  47. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Seahag defense has taken big hits losing Mebane and Irvin.
    With a less intimidating pass rush it exposes Dick Sherman and Chancellor’s cover skills.
    Michael Bennett wants more money not realizing that they are letting very talented players go because of salary cap.
    It’s all about Michael Bennett with the team second. Last season Chancellor pulled the same thing. The guy that started all this was Marshawn who held out until he was awarded a new deal. Once done the other guys saw that the FO would cave and followed suit.

  48. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    In typical Baalke arrogant fashion he never had a serious discussion with Alex Boone’s agents and made no attempt to retain him.
    Mitchell Schwartz has just signed with the Chefs.

  49. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    With “snacks” going to the Giants it looks like the Jest will keep Wilkerson.

  50. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Baalke has a terrible track record evaluating and signing veteran WRs. With the exception of Boldin who was a gift from One Harbaugh to another.
    Last year it was Jerome Simpson, previous year Stevie Johnson and Brandon Lloyd. Then you have your Mario Manningham and Randy Moss. The jury is till out on Torrey Smith who has not even come close to playing up to his contract.

    Crabtree was a mainstay but again the arrogance of Baalke let him walk and he was a bargain for the Raiduhs. Another big mistake.

  51. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Chefs, Niners and Raiduhs after Sean Smith.
    Raiduhs were able to land him.
    For me this is again Baalke’s stupidity and arrogance of letting Culliver and Cox walk last year.
    Culliver signed at $8mil a year with Redskins and Cox signed with Titans at $5 mil a year.
    Sean Smith cost the Raiduhs $10 mil a year.
    What ticks me off is Baalke in his wisdom went with Shareece Wright who was a total bust and spent $3 mil plus on him.
    Tried to do things on the cheap and it blew up in his face.
    What good is salary cap when you either don’t spend it or when you do spend it you waste it on total misses?

  52. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Alex Mack and Mitchell Schwartz are off the board having signed elsewhere.
    Baalke looking at Ted Larsen to bolster the Oline. Could be this years Eric Pears?

  53. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    So far, I’ve seen nothing concrete to make me doubt my initial horrified call of 3-13 next year.

    Yes, It IS that bad.

  54. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    49er grades for Day One of FA: N/A.

  55. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Jed said he gave an open checkbook to TB for FA. He said it was up to TB and could spend all of it. BUT none of it. Are any local writers saying TB should be fired?

  56. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    TE Ladarius Green and Coby Fleener were paid by new teams.

    Contrast TB with the Raiders haul: Osemele, Irvin, Sean Smith

    Incredible. All season ticket holders need to void their contracts somehow. TB needs to be fired. Denise needs to find another playpen for silverspoon. Now the worst franchise in NFL.

  57. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    A win today for Baalke would be re-signing Dawson, signing Sweezy and CJ Anderson. Cutting Brooks and signing Ayers.

  58. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    On one hand, I want the team to improve. OTOH, overspending in FA to cover up our deficiencies in drafting and developing our own talent will only get us from miserable to mediocre, and cover up TB’s shortcomings by giving fans a false sense of improvement and Jed York a way to keep stringing us all along.

    Might be better long term, structurally, for this franchise to burn this year. Because only outright calamity is likely to force Jed to stop screwing around and really bring in a football guy to drain this swamp. I can’t bring myself to root for it, but I think logically it might be the best option.

  59. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    The good ones are gone. Niners are cheap or bad rep driving FA players away.

    Sweeny gone. C J Anderson will join Gase in Miami. Irvin and Sean Smith got reasonable deals. TB could not outbid? Players seem to avoid us.

    Am hoping to get the best trade for Kap. Trade for Wilkerson. FA is over. No stars left. Overpaying for mediocrity.

  60. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    I agree with Grump. Lost Boone for peanuts and gained nothing. TB needs to be fired. Agents are avoiding us.

  61. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Looks like all of Jed’s big talk about the cap dollars they were going to spend neglected to factor in that nobody wants to play here. Even the Raiders are a preferable destination.

  62. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    “Alex Boone says what he likes about Teddy Bridgewater is he’s not a prima donna.”


  63. Sir Spitblood from GeneoushireNo Gravatar says:

    Personally, I want to see the 49ers continue to do exactly what they’re doing because the sooner Jed York faces the reality he sucks as an owner, the sooner he’ll either sell or completely step aside. Twenty years ago the fans didn’t tolerate meddling owners. Now, however, with Mark Cuban winning a championship with Dirk Diggler at center, people somehow think it’s okay. It ain’t.

    This team sucks in all kinds of ways. Chip Kelly is Mike Martz redux. Jed York is married to a bad talent evalutor – for better or worse and worse is not only in town to stay, but he’s been elected the mayor and built himself a cushy long-term nest.

    The team? Good players are and have been leaving in droves. Alex Boone is the most recent to go. Players under contract who can’t get out of their contracts can only wait and hope they don’t get injured while playing on the NFL B team, San Francisco 49ers. Maybe, if they’re lucky, some of them may hit the open market and get snatched up by a contender. The young players won’t develop because the owner can’t convince talented coaches to apply in SF.

    Chip Kelly will last two years. His first year will be a disaster. QBs will miss open receivers. Running backs will dance in the backfield. The D will be winded by the 3rd quarter. Attendance at Levi stadium will dwindle to next to nothing as the Oakland Raiders and Reggie McKenzie become the toast of the town.

    My only question to this blog is whether or not you all recognize the term faithful is really just synonymous with the term sucker…. (that btw is a rhetorical question because I know you morons don’t get it).

  64. Phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Faithful? Faithful?! FAITHFUL!! …Jim Mora voice…

    Are you a kidding me? Faithful, pffut…What you try to do my frien? Wreck a my recovery from hope-a-philia? You tink I love a hope-a? Hahaha, no my frien. No no no. I work a hard on my hope-a-phobia. I hate a hope. Hope she is a bada. Capice?

    Ok enough channeling Grandpa DeBartolo. Back to Phil’s normal tone of dismal hope-a-phobia.

    Thankfully Balkey true to his moniker “balkey” has done nothing to wreck the tranquility around this train wreck. Funny how when the undermined and discarded Scot McCloughan was here acquiring players the Balkmeister looked pretty good. And when the undermined and discarded saint Jimi was around here wracking up wins, players out our ears and decent coaches the Balkmeister looked even better. But THIS is the new normal = no one wants to play here, coach here or watch games here because we suck donkey kong.

    Who will be this year’s Reggie Bush? Lance Dunbar? Hell I’m game because we all know it won’t mean shit. 3-13 yep could be but I’m compromising my ‘no hope-a-philia’ pledge with a wild eyed 4-12 call. But goddam don’t you dare call me ‘faithful’.

    Look I’ve got an election to win and a demoralized country to rescue so believe me having faith in some trashed, incompetent, ignorant, piece of shit dumb ass football team is the least of my worries. That’s right and I’m a fan, a faithless one.

  65. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    If you want a good laugh just go over to the barnyard Pyongyang N.K. chapter. Be careful where you step as Nipper isn’t housebroken and has left piles of crap everywhere. Guess you call it chickenshit because that’s the kind of poultry he is.

    Anyhow just read what Chuckles is writing now. A complete 180 degree turn. He saying what most on this blog said Jan 2015 when Tomsula came aboard. When Harbaugh was let go most here saw it as a 3-5 year setback. Chuckles in his year late wisdom has declared the same. Berger who went all in with Kap, as if he were his son will never live down the humiliation as the excuses have just gone dry.

    Then Chuckles says i’m stealing his material and posting it here? Clown Chuck finally turns on Kap and I’m stealing his take? He turns against the Niner FO and it’s OK but last year caslled this blog a bunch of traitors?

    Chuckles should clearly stop pretending to know football because he continues to show how clueless he is.

  66. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    I wonder if Baalke can somehow wrangle Denver’s first round pick for Kap? It’s pick #31 and almost a second rounder.
    Maybe trade Kap for Denver’s #1 and give them a 5th round pick this year as a sweetener?

    Then I’d take Goff at #7, Ryan Kelly C or Fuller WR at #31 and Niners have something to build around.

  67. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Why would Baalke be looking at Okung at LT? The guy is overrated and always hurt? Again looking at the Seahags losing Okung and Sweezy leaves their Oline looking like Swiss cheese.

  68. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    No announcement on what’s going on with Anthony Davis by the Niners. If he applied for reinstatement there would be some kind of transaction announcement.

    And this just in


  69. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    Swell. Let’s bring in another QB who can’t read NFL defenses, only this time, let’s get one who is damaged goods as well.

    Chinga a tu madre, Baalke.

  70. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    “Broncos acquire Mark Sanchez from Philly for conditional 7th round draft pick in 2017.”

    Here, Denver, take him for free.

  71. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    If Kap lands in Denver what fun it’ll be to watch Aldon trying to hurt him because it’s personal between them. Talk about motivation.

  72. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Chuckles as usual tries to deflect. His little chicken minion Nipper is still pooping all over the place. Want to know what a stooge or second fiddle acts and looks like? Look at Nipper.

    Naturally Chuckles denies all his flip flops. Last year this blog was a bunch of disloyal fans for not supporting the FO.
    Always a double standard with Chuckles who again is a year late. HYUK! And Chuckles is clueless beyond belief.

  73. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Boldin is getting the Crabtree treatment by Baalke. Nobody from
    Niner’s side is talking to his representatives. This is Baalke’s M.O. and burns bridges with players and he now has that reputation

    Anquan said he’s love to be back.


  74. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    You have Staley on offense and little else in the way of veteran leadership.
    Last year was the exodus year for team leaders in Gore, Willis, Justin Smith and Vernon.
    Leadership very impoertant to team dynamic.

    Back to Anquan, keep him and get rid of Jerome Simpson who is basically useless, just like the rest of guys Baalke brought in last season.

  75. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Word is Kap is reluctant to go to Denver because he can’t wear #7 as it’s retired.

  76. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Mike Silver just explained the stalement. The Niner FO will get more for Kap from the Browns but Cleveland can’t get the right contract with Kap’s agents.
    The opposite with Denver worse compensation in a trade but a favorable contract that Kap likes.

    Who’s going to blink first? Baalke is saying he’s willing to keep Kap but do you want a malcontent on the team at your QB position?

  77. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    Also Maiocco is reporting the Niners and Phil Dawson are close to a deal. Dawson is still an elite kicker. Niners should find a young kicker and keep him around on the PS.

  78. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    There is dumb and there is Chuck. Trying to paint the picture that Gabbert had more to work with at the tail end of the season than Kap had at the beginning.Chuckles claimed that the running game improved with Gabbert at QB.
    What team was he watching?
    IIRC the Niners were signing RBs off the street with a bunch of castoffs auditioning every week. Kap had Carlso Hyde and for a few plays Reggie Bush who were the #1 ans #2 out of training camp.
    Kap clearly went off the rails and all his flaws became public.
    That included an exit to the Niner facility where he could leave unseen and sneak out.

    This is what happens when you simply worship a player totally ignoring his flaws and thinking he can do no wrong.
    Yeah let’s keep that guy and continue with the litany of excuses.

  79. Phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    It’s hopeless Bullit but you and NJ get extra credit for giving enough of a shit to try to see the bright side…even if there is none. We have Balkey, Kap and Jed as leaders on and off the field. I rest my case.

    I confine my hope-a-phobia to the SF Niners since clearly they are an “optional” worry not an essential worry like actually caring about something such as family, friends and country. For these I have actual hope-a-philia also known as plain old ‘hope’. Also hope for good outcomes regarding the Warriors, Steph Curry, free passage in the South China Sea free of the malignant influence of the bullying ChiComs who “I hope” go straight to hell. That’s just me, others will see things differently. Like Chuck who sees very little of reality and for whom there is NO HOPE.

  80. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    In a Kap trade the compensation fgrom Cleveland offered is their 3rd rd pick, #65 overall. Denver is willing to part with their own 3rd rd pick in the 90s but not budging from their second rd pick #62 overall.

  81. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    When you hit bottom there is no where to go but up. The Seahags are cratering losing big pieces of the Dline in Mebane and pass rush in Irvin and two starters on the Oline in okung and Sweezy.
    Add to that no more Marshawn and they are a different team.

    Also if then Cards don’t address their QB situation they will be in trouble soon. almwer is brittle and still has yet to win a significant game in post season.

    So the division might be flattening out and evolving and look out if Rams get a franchise QB.

  82. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Compensatory picks announced and the Niners have 4 starting with Rd 4 #133, Rd 5 #174, Rd 6 #211 and #213

  83. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Phil Dawson signs a one year contract to remain with the Niners.

    The Niners retain their MVP from last season.

  84. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Denver actually trades a draft pick for Butt Fumble Sanchez.
    That tells you how desperate Elway is.

    Before Manning Elway had Tim Tebow as their QB. Maybe Johnny Football will also land in Denver for a tryout.

  85. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Why kick the tires on okung? Maybe Staley or AD part of a trade for Wilkerson.

  86. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    The fact that the Jest got rid of “Snacks” means Wilkerson is there to stay. He is their best defensive lineman and I think it’s wishful thinking to think he can be had in a trade.

  87. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Three high 1st Rd picks in successive years for 3-4 DE. Time for Jets to get rid of the financial concentration on one position.

    How about Staley and AD for Mo plus NYJ 3rd this year. NYJ gets to spend that 15 mil elsewhere.

  88. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    CLE lost Alex Mack and Mitchell Schwartz. Will Josh Gordon be allowed to come back. Kap needs to find situation like Cam.

    Denver is it. Denver drafts OL with first two picks. Louis Vasquez released at OG. Clady always injured at OT. Get Kap with 3rd.

    Take the deal. Trade for Mo.

  89. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Prince Amukamara CB signs with Jaguars. Ayers DE signs with Tampa Bay.

  90. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Staley plus 3rd from D

  91. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Funny how Chuckles keeps the myth going that Bakkentom and I are the same person.
    I laugh every time he expounds this myth.
    Chuckles fabricates more myths than Trump.

  92. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    List of remaining FAs


    Three names left for Oline that might be of interest and play OT, Andre “boobs” Smith, Geoff Schwartz and Will Beatty.

    Names I would look at for Dline are Terrance Knighton, Mike DeVito, Henry Melton and Mike Neal.

    The CBs left are slot CBs.

  93. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Not sure why Bakkentom wants to trade Staley.
    I said before the team lacks veteran leadership and Staley is the only guy left on offense.
    Last year was a joke when Tomsula named 9 captains which means 20% of your actives are captains.
    You cannot trade your best Olineman that fits Chips scheme.

  94. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    To sum it up chuckles likes to beat you to death with his viewpoint and 90% of the time it just doesn’t happen the way he says it would. He predicted playoffs and 11-5 under Tomsula. That was right before the first regular season game. I could go on but everyone knows the rants of Chuckles blaming everything on Harbaugh.
    When you call him out on it he obfuscates and deflects.
    Then he acts like a five year old bringing up just one topic, Vance McDonald which I have admitted I was wrong on and tries to beat you to death with that.

    Remember that Chuckles thought so highly of Kap that he was willing to give him whatever Kap asked for. He was talking $25 mil at one point. Chuckles still can’t accept Kap as a flawed NFL QB.

    Kap’s flaws could be hidden when you had a strong rushing offense with Gore and a strong defense under Fangio.
    Last year Tomsula had to lean on Kap to do more and he failed.
    No longer was the Niner Defense a stout top five.
    Kap was benched but some people keep insisting it was not Kap’s fault.

  95. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    I just looked at the official roster on the 49er Website and Still no Anthony Davis. Thad Lewis is there. I don’t think Davis is back until there is a press release or a press conference.

    Looking forward to seeing what a healthy Smelter might do at WR and if Eric Rogers’ WR talents transfer to the NFL. WE’ll know in a month or so when OTAs start.

  96. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    If the Niners are fortunate enough to draft Goff at #7 they should start Gabbert for the year and ease Goff into being a NFL QB. They can give their rookie a series or two each game but shouldn’t throw him to the wolves as a rookie.
    In fact it wouldn’t be the worse thing in the world to spend a #1 on Goff and one of the compensatory picks on another QB say in the 5th rd. Name mentioned id Jeff Driskell who once was at Florida but transferred out.

  97. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Niners might be looking for a new Lbs coach already as they are losing Hardy Nickerson who is opting to joining Lovie Smith as the DC at Illinois.
    Nickerson didn’t even make it to the OTAs.


  98. Phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    “Funny how Chuckles keeps the myth going that Bakkentom and I are the same person.I laugh every time he expounds this myth.”

    Chuck also thinks he is Nipper the sot which may be true, dunno. I’m pretty sure he’s not you Bullit so relax. I never believed that one.

    Ok back to work saving the country…

  99. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    In the good old USA there’s a lot of hot air.
    Trump thinks he’s going get Apple to move the factories from China back to the US to make Iphones. Who’s going to buy IPhone when they cost $1500 each? Don’t see a workforce in the Bay Area willing to do the monotonous detailed work for $10 a hour.
    With fast food workers clamoring for a living wage of $15 an hour and Trump promising to deport all the illegals, who the hell is going to harvest the crops and make Iphones?

    Hot air and bluster and Trump claims he’s not a politician.
    He did own a USFL Franchise but they went bankrupt.

    The next POTUS???


  100. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    So here is my *possibly* correct figuring of our draft positions as of now. Hopefully my math is correct.

    1 – 7 – (7) – Own pick.

    2 – 6 – (37) – Own pick.

    3 – 5 – (68) – Own pick.

    4 – 7 – (105) – Own pick.

    4 – 35 – (133) – *Compensatory Selection (Mike Iupati)

    5 – 3 – (142) – *Choice from San Diego (2015 Draft Day trade)

    5 – 6 – (145) – Own pick.

    5 – 35 – (174) – *Compensatory Selection (Perrish Cox)

    6 – 3 – (178) – *Choice from Dallas (2015 Draft Day trade)

    6 – 5 – (180) – Own pick. Choice to Minnesota (Hodges trade).

    — There is still some uncertainty here whether the 3rd or 5th choice went to Minnesota.

    6 – 32 – (207) – *Choice from Denver (With 2017 DEN #7, for Vernon Davis and 2016 SF #7)

    6 – 36 – (211) – *Compensatory Selection (Dan Skuta)

    6 – 38 – (213) – *Compensatory Selection (Frank Gore)

    7 – 7 – (228) – Own pick. Choice to Denver (Vernon Davis trade).

  101. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    ^Note that includes two picks we traded away (180 and 228) just for reference.

  102. Phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    The Niners are led by incompetent buffoons and so is the US. We don’t get to vote for Prez of the Niners except to express our disgust and boycott. As citizens we do have that RIGHT so people will, thankfully. We’re stuck with dumbshit owners with the Niners but have choices in politics. That’s the beauty of it.

    Nobody will play for this team which is held in well deserved contempt. It’s not going to change until ownership does or it wises up. With the Niners and other private outfits the situation is bad and we will NOT have ANY choice in the matter. The Peoples choice (fan favorite by far) was dismissed on the whim of ownership. No choice for you and me my friend, we’re stuck ogling this monstrosity ownership in their wisdom created.

    There is another people’s choice out there and WE are the OWNERS.

  103. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    So much for Dak Prescott being on the Niner list of potential QBs.
    He’s a total knucklehead who was arrested for DUI this weekend.

    Just had to go out and party and drive. Another dumbass that has no future in the NFL. People make mistakes but this is the period of time where you want to be on your best behavior because it influences your potential income source by potentially hundreds of thousand if not millions.
    No self discipline and shows his true character.

  104. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Driving a 2016 Escalade as well?
    Nice ride for a guy fresh out of College huh?
    Gotta think the Agent(s) had some action on that ride…

  105. Sir Spitblood from GeneoushireNo Gravatar says:

    I don’t care if Baalke and the 49ers had the first 32 picks in the draft this year. Baalke would still f’ it up. Someone would turn his draft board upside down like that old commercial with the monkeys dancing, celebrating an upside down chart, and Baalke would pick 32 would-be 7th rounders. I love it. Hey faithful… how many hours are you going to waste next year watching 49er games?

  106. winderNo Gravatar says:

    spit- I just might watch em all. I doubt it though cause I’ll be eating Buffalo wild wings while they are on and it can get messy. But, I’m not gonna pay to have em streamed. And, i can’t wait to see what incompetence another Baalke draft is going to produce.

  107. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Niner Nation has a “Doom Index” and some might find this entertaining


  108. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    I will watch them all Spit, because I support the guys playing for my team.
    Not much I can do about the Owner/GM/Coaches at this point.

    All I care to see, are the guys that are getting paid to win are doing all they can to accomplish it.
    If they don’t want to sign on for that challenge, ala Kaep, hit the bricks.

    I’m not enamored with the Chip hire but, he’s got to do a better job, working with Baalke, than he did in Philly with Roseman.
    Until everyone works to achieve a common goal, this train wreck belongs to Jed.
    Problem there is, he’s not likely to accept any responsibility when things he manipulates don’t succeed.
    That will ALWAYS fall on those below him.

    Both Baalke and Chip have to recognize they need each other to assemble this roster.
    Baalke needs an Offensive guy, Chip needs a Defensive guy.
    With any luck, they might just compliment each other.
    Not going to hold my breath until I see how this takes shape, starting with the QB replacement, which I would give to Chip.

  109. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Chip doesn’t exactly have a shining reputation for attracting FA talent either.
    His track record in Philly suggests he’s too demanding and, perhaps, somewhat of a racist.
    True or not, his style of play doesn’t exactly play favorably for guys with other options available.
    His College schtick doesn’t translate well to Pro talent.
    At least having a multitude of Picks might enable him and Baalke to assemble a younger, more versatile roster.

  110. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Bullit here’s another guy that could be worth a Pick for our Secondary.
    Little undersized but very capable –
    Coming off a non-contact ACL tear late last year at WVU.
    Kid is everywhere when he’s healthy.
    Projected as a 1st RD prospect prior to the injury, he might slide some now.
    Kid comes to play.


  111. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    Joseph is a very good safety but hi two team mates are also worthy of consideration. I really like ILB Nick Kwiatkoski b ecause he’s a smart instinctive LB and also fellow S KJ Dillon.

    Of course everyone’s favorite “sleeper” is Miles Killebrew SS out of Southern Utah.

    Like I’ve said previously I believe they should take Goff at #7.
    I believe he is morelike Aaron Rodgers than Kyle Boller.

  112. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Yes, Killebrew makes my list as did KJ Dillon and Kwiatkoski.
    WVU D was pretty sturdy.
    Have I mentioned OLB Montese Overton from ECU to you yet?
    He could get kicked to ILB as he’s a bit short for OLB.
    So many good options I’m having a tough time weeding them out.
    All comes down to slotting them for Baalke.

    Early favorites for me, RD1, DE Ogbah and DT Rankins if they don’t go QB at 7.
    Only knock I have with Kwiatkoski is his speed.
    Little slow at 4.7, same for OLB Matakevich from Temple. He turned in a 4.8 and is probably too small for OLB as well.
    Both guys are tackling machines however.

  113. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Killebrew and Cash also bring some pop and great tackling to the table as well.
    There’s plenty of depth on the Defensive side go outside of RD1 if necessary too.
    Rankins is coming from Ted Washington’s Alma Mater in Louisville.
    Still think Ogbah trumps Bosa and Buckner and, he can be had likely in Mid RD1?

  114. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Matakevich could be a Borland clone.
    He’s an Energizer Bunny out there.

  115. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Actually, I double checked on Overton, he’s 6’3″ but a tad light at 221.
    Kid turned in a 4.55 which is excellent, even if he plays inside or out.
    He covers well also.
    The way this game is going, there seems to be a place for these ‘Tweener-type’ LB/S guys.
    Put a good DL in front of them and you can probably get away with lighter LBs.

  116. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    There’s a kid from Grand Valley St that falls into the stat range of Shaq Lawson.
    Matt Judon – 6’3″/275
    4.73/40 with a 35″ Vert
    Granted, it’s a huge gap in competition between Clemson and GVSU but numbers are very similar.
    Judon gets into the backfield with 51.5 TFL and 34 sacks.
    Again, it comes down to slotting and priority on SFs Board.

  117. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Bosa and Buckner could come off the board in the Top 5 so, some of these other options could fill some needs later on down the line.

  118. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Good link to the Combine Stats if you’re interested –


  119. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    If Goff is gone Maybe Jack is on the board
    Ogbah would be a reach and a leap of faith IMO.
    I’d rather take a shot at Floyd or Shaq Lawson.

    Cal’s Pro day is this Fri and I’m sure Goff will be in Santa Clara for workouts. Goff has a certain element in his DNA that has been described as “it”.

  120. 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