Hangin’ Round the Ink Well

Ink flowing is not normally as fascinating to observe as is paint drying, grass growing, or televised Combine events, but this could change in the next two weeks. The 49ers have until March 13th to re-sign currently held players or see them slip into the free agent pool and float away to the rest of the league.

The team has three types of pending free agents: steak, hamburger, and feces. The hamburger patties are Blake Costanzo, Larry Grant, Chilo Rachal, Reggie Smith, Justin Peelle, Tavares Gooden, Madieu Williams, Brett Swain, and Will Tukuafu. The steak cuts are Alex Smith, Dashon Goldson, Carlos Rogers, Ted Ginn, Adam Snyder, Tramaine Brock, and Josh Morgan. The lone fecal matter is Moran Norris. Flush.

The hamburger guys all bring something to the table, but are not exactly irreplaceable. The steak guys, for the most part, have necessary value to the team. Losing any of them creates a hole in the roster that won 14 games in 2011. And, as I mentioned, fecal = flush.

We’ve all seen this list before, more than once, but it’s good to keep grounded in reality during the annual monthly weekly daily hourly Albert Hallucination storms.

If the team re-signs all the steak guys, the only hole in the roster is at WR, and free agency will be otherwise kind of quiet. We’ll be signing good backups, like Grant was filling in for Patrick Willis last year.

What we don’t know yet, but may find out soon, is whether the steak guys are seen that way by Jim Harbaugh. Snyder, for instance, filled in great at RG last season, but Harbaugh may want someone better. The same holds true for Brock, Morgan, and Ginn. Maybe even Rogers, who is 31 and got torched pretty good in the championship game by Hector Cruz. His rep is high profile and good right now, and he’s probably seeing this as his last best chance for a final three or four year contract, with solid guaranteed money. 35 year old cornerbacks are usually done in the NFL. As much as he says he wants to be back, it seems likely he’ll take the highest offer, which most probably won’t come from the 49ers.

You may have deduced, if you haven’t glazed over by now, that none of this is new or particularly interesting. But, hey, I don’t make the news or the calendar. If I did, February wouldn’t exist and we’d now be opening up April and nearing mid-season form.

Let’s face it, the 49ers are a tidy little operation now, without a whole lot of drama going on. Around the league, there’s drama galore. Indianapolis is nearing the inevitable release of Peyton Manning, Pittsburgh and Oakland are chucking players to get under the cap. New Orleans is going to lose either Marques Colston or Carl Nicks or maybe both. There’s probably a whole chunk more going on that I have been unable to research due to my tight napping schedule.

The ink is out there, though. It’s poised. It’s ready to flow flourishingly atop those dotted lines at the bottom of pages and pages of indecipherable lawyer phrases. Scribbles, grins, handshakes, happiness, announcements, translations, discussions, opinions — it’s all coming soon!

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167 comments on “Hangin’ Round the Ink Well
  1. ROBNo Gravatar says:

    good to sign brooks ! one down five to go on th key free agents !
    several of them have said they want to come back !
    nice cap number on brooks’ deal !

  2. ROBNo Gravatar says:

    offseason wish list

    #1 pick WR (i like floyd)
    #2 D-line
    free agent : vincent jackson

  3. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Grant Cohn analyzes the 49er FA gameplan and how this is playing out, His theory is Alex Smith will be the last one signed only because it gives them flexability
    to sign their targets. Thinks Mike Wallace is on top of Trent Baalke’s wish list


  4. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Was listening to Yahoo Sports Radio and they had an interesting theory on why Drew Brees hasn’t been signed. Drew Bress was one of the most outspoken players in last year’s player’s strike and one of their leaders. The theory
    is The GN of NO Mickey Loomis is making Brees swing in the wind (sorry about that) calling him a very good QB but not a great QB
    as they are $5mil apart. Loomis will play chicken with him until he franchises him.
    Not the way to run a franchise but if you remember this kind of thing has happened to Brees before in San Diego. Brees wants his money but might be scarificing team chemistry to get it when there’s just so many pieces of pie.

  5. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Here’s the decoded info on Brooks’ contract, courtesy of PFT:
    “So it’s a one-year, $8.25 million fully-guaranteed contract with another $9 million or so in injury guarantees and an annual team option to pull the plug and move on.”

  6. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Dashon Goldson will receive the Franchise tag today.

  7. AlbertEinstinkleNo Gravatar says:

    If the 49ers do franchise Dashon today, it’s a smart move. It buys time. Ideally, the 49ers want to sign Dashon to a long-term deal, and Dashon, signing with a new agent, also wants to return. The devil is in the details. A complex contract, like Dashon’s, and the subsequent franchise, means Baalke has bought himself some time to focus on other contracts before the 13th – re-signing Snyder and Ginn. When more pieces of the puzzle come together, it helps them create a smart gameplan for a longterm deal for Dashon that’s better for the 49ers.
    I don’t understand how anyone in their right mind could see how the 49ers could afford to pay 10 million dollars for a free agent wide receiver. I mean, it’s almost as if they either don’t understand the 49ers’ salary cap situation, or they can’t do simple math.

  8. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Right. At least I’m not the guy constantly floating unrealistic fantasy football rumors that Matt Flynn will come here for half the price just to have Harbaugh as his coach. Earlier it was the same thing with Manning.
    You keep running up these stupid BS runors with no merit becaus you are a Alex Smith hater.
    In the end it just confirms what a fool you are.

  9. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    That was a fairly lucid post, Albert. Are you feeling ill today?

  10. AlbertEinstinkleNo Gravatar says:

    When I want to, Skeebs, I can clean it up real nice. But it’s not like I’m trying to have intercourse with anyone here.

  11. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    If one golfs and plays 9 holes from one course and then 9 from a different course, would that be called intercourse? Does Stinky golf? Something seems fishy around here!

  12. unca chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Don’t tell NoFear that. Stinkfist . . .
    Yeah, the Niners will likely get priced out of the 60 Minutes sweepstakes, but the possibility is there that they go after one big signing. They’d likely lose Rogers and tag Goldson in that scenario. Checks and balances.
    And Skeebs, I’d put Chilly on the flush list. They have Kilgore Trout and David Person to back up Snyder.
    Did you grow up in Intercourse, PA, Bergs?

  13. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    No, but I was put here to grow up because of intercourse far from PA!

  14. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    Four married guys go golfing over the weekend and on Sunday during the 3rd hole the following conversation ensued.
    First Guy: “Man, you have no idea what I had to do to be able to come out golfing this weekend. I had to promise my wife that I will paint every room in the house next weekend.”
    Second Guy: “That`s nothing, I had to promise my wife that I will build her a new deck for the pool.”
    Third Guy: “Man, you both have it easy! I had to promise my wife that I will remodel the kitchen for her.”
    They continue to play the hole when they realized that the fourth guy has not said a word.
    So they ask him. “You haven`t said anything about what you had to do to be able to come golfing this weekend. What`s the deal?”
    Fourth Guy: “That`s easy! I just set my alarm for 5:30am. When it goes off, I shut off my alarm, give the wife a poke and say, `Golf Course or Intercourse?`
    So she says, “Keep your head down and don’t forget to replace your divots.”

  15. unca chuckNo Gravatar says:

    The question is, will a guy like Cargon, who turned down 5/$35 in Indy be willing to go for something similar here? 5/$40 would be a tough nut to swallow, but this is how it works in the big leagues. Based on that, Wallace will be wanting in the 6/$50-$60 mill range. Baalke may be thinking he’s close to a SB winning team that needs an impact WR to seal the deal. We all saw how well that didn’t work for Atl last year, but they tried that scenario by trading up outlandishly for a draft choice, JulioJones. He had a fine year, but the team didn’t get any further.
    Food for thought, or apples and oranges? You can spin it either way.

  16. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    I think there’s a big difference in slills between Garcon and
    Wallace. If Wallace is the deep threat that has been missing opposing safeties will play 7 yds deeper and gives the running game
    at least a boost of 30-40 yds a game because they can’t play the safety in the box. Opens it up for the underneath balls to Crabtree and the TEs.
    I’d say it’s worth the risk getting a proven star just going innto his prime.

  17. unca chuckNo Gravatar says:

    There’s a big diff in price as well, Bullitt. The point being, the Niners may not want to go as high as Wallace will get. Then the finger points to Vincent Jackson. Then Pierre Garcon. Waiterboy’s a lower-tier guy, but still worlds better than what we got.

  18. unca chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Goldson was tagged. They said they are going to work on a long-term deal as well.
    I ain’t buying it.

  19. unca chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Goldson also got the ‘non-exclusive’ tag, so he is available to test the FA waters. However, the Niners can match that, and his compensation for leaving would be TWO 1st round draft picks.
    Wonder if Jerry Jones makes an unreasonable push for him . . .

  20. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    The GM of the Aints playing games with Brees on his contract. This will come back and bite him in the ass especially if they lose Colston and Nicks.

    Drew Brees is a GREAT QB and one of the top 3 in the NFL. Did Spitty get a new job as the ASints advisor????

  21. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Breaking news. The NFL announced it’s investigation has revelaed that Gregg Williams and the Aints
    had bounties on hurting opposing stars.


    Start by stripping draft picks even though Williams has moved on.
    He should be suspended and maybe banned.
    Might this be the beginning of the end for the Aints?

  22. unca chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Don’t be surprised if little happens . . .

  23. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    The Aints got the sympathy card fron everyone because of Katrina but that was a long time ago.
    I think Goodell will make an example of them because their Head Coach knew about it and looked the other way as did their GM.
    Supposedly the owner said to stop it but his wishes went unheeded.
    I believe heads will roll.
    This all started the year they won the Super Bowl. I always thought Payton was an asshole.

  24. barleyfreakNo Gravatar says:

    Loomis thinks Brees is good, not great? Seriously? What an idiot.
    Chuck took the words regarding Chilo Flushal right out of my mouth. Dump. Rinse. Repeat.
    Barley’s crystal ball:
    We keep: Alex Smith, Snyder, Costanzo, Peele, Brock, Morgan, Tukuafu
    We lose: Reggie Smith, Grant, Williams, Gooden, Ginn, Rogers, Swain, Rachal, and Norris (don’t hold your applause, just your nose).
    We DON’T sign in FA: Wallace, Jackson, Colston, Garcon
    We DO sign in FA: Some mid tier WR like a Meechum that excites some, dismays others. We also sign a slew of replacements for the above losses that many of us have not heard of raising doubts among the pessimists. They later prove to be solid additions to the team and further illustrate this Baalke chap is smarter than we are.
    We draft: BPA at 30 — some guy none of us expect them to take but who turns out to be a stud. See Baalke comment above. In no particular order, we draft another TE, 2 WRs, CB, OLB, G, RB.

  25. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Deion Sanders wife is suing Neon and his daughter for libel on things posted on the internet.
    She’s asking for $200 million.


    I looked her up and Pilar Sanders is HOT!!! Watch it Berger.

  26. AlbertEinstinkleNo Gravatar says:

    9:05 AM – That figures. See the teacher from Modesto? Quit his job, left his wife and kids, married his 18 year old student. Well played….. well played. Older women will get their panties in a twist, but you will hear no such hating from this world renowned hater. We need more men like that guy – committed to the cause of lowering the statutory laws, and laxing bestiality regulations. Bravo, my good man in Modesto. Well done. We’re all rootin’ for ya…. from afar. Modesto – the hot spot for lowering the standard of the human race. Wouldn’t be surprised to hear Unca’s family founded the town.

  27. unca chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Barley, I think Grant stays. And with Byham coming back, I think Peelle’s as good as gone. And with Fleener coming here, even more so.
    And I think we get 1 FA WR.

  28. unca chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Hey, it’s just nice to hear a story that ain’t a 41 year old woman sleeping with a 16 y/o boy.
    You from Alabam, skinky?

  29. AlbertEinstinkleNo Gravatar says:

    This whole bounty thing is stupid. I just read John Clayton comparing it to Spygate. BS. Going after injured players happens a whole hell of a lot more than a HOF coach taping the opposition before the Super Bowl. Bounties happen. The Giants were aware of Kyle Williams’ problems with concussions. Did they go after him? Sure. Were there cheap shots? Not that I’m aware. It happens. It’s poor form, and Loomis and Sean Peyton not stopping when the owner asked them to is interesting, but nothing, in my mind, compared to a guy actually taping the opposition before the Super Bowl. Too much will be made of Bountygate, not enough of Spygate…. but then again, I love my Walsh / Montana legacy – best ever in the NFL.

  30. AlbertEinstinkleNo Gravatar says:

    Grant’s a restricted free agent. The amount of the tender will dictate if Grant leaves. I have no idea when tenders are required, or even if they’re required. I just think Grant is too valuable for the 49ers to afford paying him to sit on the bench. I think Grant leaves, and I wish him well.
    Fleener isn’t going to be a 49er. Byham (I thought it was Bynam -saw MM spell it Byham, too), probably does mean Peele’s gone.

  31. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Seems like only Spitty loves the Aints. PFT just suggested a drastic penalty.

    Spitty won’t like it cuz it’ll castrate the Aints

  32. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Spitty doesn’t think Fleener will be a Niner because he’s hoping they pick Sanu which would be the second coming of Rashuan Woods or drafting a guy that can’t seperate and get open.

  33. AlbertEinstinkleNo Gravatar says:

    I think NJ is right. I think Sanu, now because of his 40 time, is a second round pick. Same with Jeffrey. If the 49ers get lucky, one of them will be there in the second round. In the first, I like Randle. Mocks have him going to the Texans in the first round.

  34. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Funny, the other day I heard a self proclaimed football expert lecturing us novices that if Sanu
    ran a 9.2 40 you still draft him in the first round. Flip flop flip flop.

  35. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    I agree with Albert here. Spygate was far, far worse a violation in real competitive advantage than the bounty scandal, which is just a PR/image problem. As such, Goodell will punish it harder, too. Gregg Williams is in big trouble, though. Washington is reporting he ran a bounty system when he worked for the Redskins, too. Nice hire, Rams.

  36. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    If Pilar gets anywhere near the 200 million, come to papa! I’ll give some to my wife and we’ll be happy, except Pilar because she would be stuck with me.

  37. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    If Deion gets taken to the cleaners, it could not happen to a nicer mother fracker. I hate that POS.

  38. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    You’ll apreciate this. Just be cool.


  39. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Yeah, she’s hot!

  40. unca chuckNo Gravatar says:

    If Fleener’s there at 30, I guaran-damn-tee you they jump on him. Then they’d keep Byham and lose Walker. Fleener’s too hard to pass up if only for a red zone target. 3 TE sets with Fleener and VD with Byham in to block would be unstoppable.

  41. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Sometimes we think of Deion as a cartoon character but that one year he was a Niner was the best cornerback play we’ve had since Wright/Lott/Jimmy Johnson. He talked but he backed it up completely. I still remember him shitting down Big Bad Michael Irvin.


  42. AlbertEinstinkleNo Gravatar says:

    Unca – the beautiful thing about your frame job (and I appreciate it, I really do), is that you neglect to mention that after Sanu ran a 12.9 at the combine, I wrote I’d still draft him but that NJ’s right – he’s not a first rounder. So after his 40 time, I adjusted. I think the NFL, and all of us really, put too much into a man’s 40 time. I have some Singletary in me – I like to look at the tape (and consider the competition and whether or not a man dominates all competitors in college). Sanu didn’t dominate, but you know who did and ran a slow 40? Alshon Jeffrey.
    Todd McShay said Jeffrey could be an NFL tight end. I think this is paralysis by over-analysis, which is common around combine time. But what I do know is that Jeffrey can catch the ball up high, and that’s a component to this offense we haven’t had since…. well….. forever really. I honestly can’t remember a tall wide receiver who could out-jump the DBs playing for the 49ers. And think about the added bonus… those games where Alex Smith is having the ball sail on him will be Jeffrey to the rescue. Maybe this is why Berger likes Jeffrey. Crazy like a fox that Berger is. But then again, if Alex is trying to throw it high to Jeffrey, already sailing footballs, he might throw it into the stands which will thoroughly confuse all of us if he isn’t rolling to the right…. God damn, I hope Colin Kaepernick is working out with Harbaugh instead of sitting on a beach earning 20%.
    Is it too early to start drinking? I’m two hours late with that guestion….

  43. unca chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Bounties have been a part of the NFL since it started in the 20s. Chuck Bednarik laying out Frank Gifford springs to mind. The problem now is, anything remotely near the head, or a spear, or near the knees, and the perp is immediately flagged, fined, ejected, and possibly suspended. The way Goodie Goodell is laying down the fines and suspensions, it ain’t cheap.
    Sooo, what does it really mean? Not a hell of a lot these days. Bulletin board shit. Sleazy? Sure.
    But who gets away with anything these days? An assistant to the assistant special teams coach trips a gunner running down the sidelines, and we’ve got 20 different angles of the play, and the poor sap is fired by the next morning . . . .

  44. unca chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Guiness on sale is a beautiful thing. Especially since I already have some Bass in the fridge.

  45. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    Jose Cuervo, we have the range… firing for effect…

  46. AlbertEinstinkleNo Gravatar says:

    Living a stone’s throw from the Mad River Brewery is also a beautiful thing. No really, it’s beautiful. The town of Blue Lake is a redneck’s paradise, but it’s also a beautiful place to live if you can make a living… and have the inside skinny on a dentist who isn’t inebriated 25/8.

  47. AlbertEinstinkleNo Gravatar says:

    Black and tans….

  48. ROBNo Gravatar says:

    patron , cheap vodka and good fruit juice !

    O K !!!


  49. AlbertEinstinkleNo Gravatar says:

    And this is why I live next to the Mad River Brewery…

  50. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    Frame job? You write too much crap to review and it’s a complete waste of time because you don’t have any honor to admit to anything.Smart teams don’t draft players wuth high draft picks and try to convert them.
    Yeah we don’t draft Fleener but you’ll draft Jeffery and try to make him into a tight end. You think this is a video game.

  51. AlbertEinstinkleNo Gravatar says:

    Bullit – where’s Unca. I like him better.

  52. AlbertEinstinkleNo Gravatar says:

    The funny thing about that video is that it was done as a promotion. I could easily do what that those guys did, but I never have. Know why? Because I don’t have a disposable boat. Boats like that cost $4k. Despite their skill and bravery, those guys could have easily sunk that boat -and I wouldn’t be surprised to hear they did. Those guys ran that rapid because Clackacraft (a fiberglass boat maker) wanted to prove to the industry their boats are just as strong as aluminum. For my money, I’d agree. They are just as strong. But strength isn’t the issue. It’s maintenance. Hardcore anglers (such as yours truly) would never row a fiberglass boat because you have to work on them too much. But the video is awesome. I would freakin’ love to have a disposable boat. I’d invite Unca out to help with the fish counting.

  53. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    Stop telling your fish story fibs
    and accomplishments. Sorry you’ve been caught in so many lies. Why should anyone believe you are capable of even catching a minnow?

  54. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Back to football 95.7 had Albert Breer of NFL Network on and he had some very interesting things to say about potential Niner receivers. This is worth listening to.

  55. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    What should I choose? I’ve got Widmer Bros Drifter Pale Ale. Or. Maybe some Sierra Nevada Torpedo. Or. Maybe some Rogue Dead Guy Ale?
    Hmmm. I haven’t decided if I’m even drinking tonight. I might be in bed by 8:00. I think I’ll drink tomorrow. If I had some whiskey, that would perk me up. Good thing I’m out of stock.

  56. ROBNo Gravatar says:


    ” The funny thing about that video is that it was done as a promotion. I could easily do what that those guys did, but I never have. Know why? Because I don’t have a disposable boat. Boats like that cost $4k. “

  57. AlbertEinstinkleNo Gravatar says:

    Bullit – anytime you want to come out and help with the fish counting, you let me know. And if you don’t count ’em all, don’t worry – I’ll hold your head under water until you’re done. I got your back.
    Caught in lies? We’re blogging about potential. Like, future stuff. Theory. You can’t lie about that stuff. Oh wait, I see. It’s a he said, she said kinda thing with you. Awesome. But really, I don’t care at all. You want to try and spend you life discrediting me, why don’t we pattern up, good buddy? Self deprecation’s my Matt Forte.

  58. AlbertEinstinkleNo Gravatar says:

    OMG – you work at Macy’s and drive a scooter.

  59. AlbertEinstinkleNo Gravatar says:

    Now these guys are certifiable which is an insult to them because Darwin classified them right below Unca…
    scooter riders

  60. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    You don’t have to go to the river. I can hold your head in your toliet and you can count the fish in there. I promise not to let you up until you at least see one.
    You can’t even accept Alex Smith
    and what he accomplished last year. I don’t need to discredit you because you are the joke that does it to himself everytime you post.
    I just checked Spitblood Chronicles and nobody has posted anything since January no matter how many longwinded threads you put up. Perhaps people perceive the blog differently than you do?

  61. AlbertEinstinkleNo Gravatar says:

    Anyone want to stop by Bullit’s blog? I’ll save you the trouble….

  62. unca chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Hey, at least my 2-wheeler is a dirt bike. Did a nice shoulder roll at 50 MPH the other day out in Georgetown . . . thankfully my head hit first, so there was no serious damage.
    Bullitt, I suggest ignoring Stinkfist for the time being . . .
    The replies get nearly as bad as the reasons for them . . .
    But don’t listen to me, I’m on my 4th black and tan. . .

  63. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Do you knpw who the starting LT is for the Cardinals? It’s Levi Brown a guy they took with the 5th pick of the 2007 draft.
    Arizona is about to waive him because he is owed $14 mil for the upcoming season. Looks like the Cards will be breaking in a new LT.
    Ridiculous salary to give to a mediocre OL.

  64. AlbertEinstinkleNo Gravatar says:

    “thankfully my head hit first, so there was no serious damage.” Amen, brother, amen. I’m just now… JUST NOW starting to come around to the Unca / Bullit retard show. It’s taken me a while.

  65. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    You should respect yourself and stop using the word “retard”.
    Are you still in junior high?
    One of my friends would rip your spleen out if he heard you as his son is autistic.
    You need to grow up sooner or later.

  66. unca chuckNo Gravatar says:

    I’ll leave you boys to have your fun . . .
    Wife’s leaving town in the morning so I need to get some miss-ya sex . . .

  67. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    What this article says is true.
    It’s the coverup and lying to the NFL when they were investigating that’ll get the Aints in trouble.
    Obstructing justice and lying cost Nixon the presidency. The Aints might be forced to clean house.
    If that’s the case the Rams might be looking for a defensive coordinator as Williams can’t avoid penalties just because he switched teams.

  68. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    Not sure why you kee p insisting I have a blog.
    If I had one like Spitblood Chronicles I would consider it to be a failure just like it’s creator. I’d try to fix it or shut it down because nobody gives a rat’s ass about it and tell you by not participating. Some of those same people post here and that must feel bad like a kick to the nuts.
    You can’t even live by your own rules “Statistics are an important part to winning an argument; however, stats never tell the entire story. Winning is the ultimate measuring stick. I’ll take a qb who wins with a low completition percentage any day over one who just puts up nice numbers year after year but doesn’t have the heart to carry that to a Super Bowl victory”
    “Secretly, hating too much shows you aren’t mentally stable, and we’re entertained by this.”
    The last comment fits you like a glove and it’s hilarious because you wrote it but… Obviously you don’t walk the walk.

  69. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    SB Nation is now doing You tube reports. This report is about the Aint’s Bounty Scandal


  70. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Not to belabor the point but this article brings up an interesting revelation. The new coach of the Raiduhs, Dennis Allen was part of the Aint’s coaching staff and when interviewed by NFL Security
    he most likely lied and the punishment will somehow reach him.

    The Sgt Schultz defense was being employed by the Aints


  71. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    It’s Saturday! I’ve got beer, but if I didn’t.

  72. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    bullit- I can’t believe how much those guys on SB Nation look like football experts!

  73. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Nothing like a good scandal to spice up the dead times. As long as the scandal is somebody else’s!

  74. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Guess who is going to be in concert in So Lake Tahoe?

  75. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    The Rams decided not to franchise Brandon Lloyd which could be good news for the Niners.
    Lloyd had indicated he wanted to play for Josh Mcdaniel who’s now the OC for the Pats. Lloyd claims
    McDaniels put him in an offense that understood his skills and he
    enjoyed playing for him. If the Pats go after Llloyd they are not likely to pursue Mike Wallace as they have frnchised Welker making it unlikely they would pay $27 mil plus for 3 WRs. This also makes it likleuy the Rams draft Balckmon and not a top LT which they need.

  76. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Why would a team franchise Brandon Lloyd?
    NE needs a speed guy, not a possession guy like Lloyd. I don’t see them going after him unless the price is right. I think NE will be after the same two we are probably after, Wallace and Jackson.

  77. unca chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Huh. I heard a little of the new stuff, Bergs, and it sounded OK.

    Lloyd may want to play for McDaniels, but I’m sure Belichick has had enough of prima donna WRs. He’ll pass on Lloyd.

  78. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    I’ve been reading how in love Lloyd is with McDaniels and said he’d follow him wherever he went in the NFL

    “Wide receiver Brandon Lloyd will soon be a free agent and he’s saying that he’s open to returning to the St. Louis Rams. But the Boston Herald has it that when Lloyd spoke on PFT Live, “you could almost hear Lloyd light up over the phone” when the subject of the New England Patriots came up. The paper points out the Lloyd has also mentioned previously that he wouldn’t mind reuniting with Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels.

    “Yes, I find that very interesting,” Lloyd told PFT Live when asked about the Pats, the Herald reports. “I would like to entertain that and see where that goes. There’s no bones about that. I’ve been very successful in Josh McDaniels’ offense, I really admire Tom Brady, I admire that organization and how they run things over there, so I’d definitely be interested in hearing how I could possibly fit into that equation.”

    All the Pats fans that were screaming about Wes Welker dropping that pass in the Super Bowl have got a very good idea of how Lloyd could fit into the equation. He had 966 receiving yards and five touchdowns for the Rams last year.”

    We shall see,

  79. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Aints just franchise tagged Dre Brees. That menas Nick and Cplston will be UFAs.

  80. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    unca- I wouldn’t go see them, but it is Stinky’s anthem!

  81. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    bullit- Lloyd is a good receiver, but it seems laughable to franchise him.

  82. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    I agree but if the Rams wanted to keep him naybe they had no choice.
    They decided against it so we’ll see if he lands with the Pats.

    The NFL has some strange rules due to the new SBA. For instance coaches can’t discuss on field football matters until April 16.
    Again that gives new coaches and new coordinators a disadvantage.
    That’s most likely the reason the Colts can’t watch Manning throw,
    They won’t even allow the medical staff to tape the sessio9n.

  83. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    Could this be your anthem?
    Specifically third verse.


  84. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    bullit- If I had an anthem, this would be it.

  85. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    But this one is m,ore fun!

  86. unca chuckNo Gravatar says:

    I think the Pats want nothing to do with Lloyd. They’ve had enough of diva types.

  87. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Brees has always been one of my favorite players. That has changed. The Saints reportedly offered 18 mil and he wanted 23. I have no problem with players getting as much as they can. But when they can have 18, but need 23 it weakens the team. He has hurt his team for the sake of being greedy. Like I was saying, I don’t have a problem with that, but scratch him off of my favorites list.

  88. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    BTW- I stopped smoking weed at age 21. I stopped cocaine at 35. I never have done moonshine, but whiskey? Ah yes, whiskey. I have yet to say no, no, no! I’m in my 50’s and see no end soon. But, since I have discovered craft beer I do drink much less whiskey. Just now I finished off a bottle of Argentine wine that was simply divine! It was spicy, fruity and had a vanilla after taste. I have one more bottle, but I am going to imbibe some Dead Guy Ale now.
    Don’t pass on the fun of listening to Brass Bonanza. Me, I’m off to hear some Joe Bonamassa.

  89. AlbertEinstinkleNo Gravatar says:

    Who cares where Lloyd plays? That dude’s a total net zero.
    Brees is still one of my favorites. I can’t stand the argument – “These guys are making millions….” Each player should maximize his earning power to his fullest extent. I respect Brees more for playing hardball in the negotiations.
    The lead singer of Sublime died in a car cash on the way to Chico California in ’95. I haven’t heard any of the band’s new stuff, but my impression is he was the band.
    Wine stinks. I’m from the wine country. I’ve had a lifetime of wine snobs. Now if you’re a Friar Tuck kinda guy, I’ll drink wine with you. But if you’re all about the experience of drinking wine, I’d rather talk to the wrong end of a horse who’s been eating Kramer’s jerky.
    I wonder who Baalke’s negotiating with now.

  90. unca chuckNo Gravatar says:

    He OD’ed but who’s counting?

  91. unca chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Well, Stink, some players restructure for the good of the team, some don’t. I don’t pretend to know what’s going on in the Saints locker room, or what’s going on in Brees’ head, but he has to know that him taking more money precludes (or at least doesn’t help) them from getting other guys.

  92. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    I predict a fast Saints decline. Not so much this year, but afterward a very Stinky decline. All for one rarely works.

  93. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    If I were the Saints I would be trying to find out how to get rid of this PR nightmare. Does anybody want a union head that is trying to prove a point? If the 49ers are interested, they would be as stupid as any idiot fan. I do not want a “I got mine” as my 20 million dollar QB. Call the Alex haters, they’ll want him.

  94. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Sooner or later you knew this would surface. Supposedly this is Peyton Manning throwing or somebody posing as him. Could be the latter because why would Manning wear his Colts jersey and helmet? The better to identify him? Might be a prank.


  95. AlbertEinstinkleNo Gravatar says:

    The Saints will be fine. The bounty issue is much ado about nothing. Negotiations with Brees will be blown out of proportion by Berger and the media. I just read that Brees wants Peyton Manning money. Who says? ESPN? While it’s clear that Berger’s right – the more money one player gets, the more the team loses other talent – that’s a common fight most organizations have to consider. The 49ers are considering it right now- and that’s why if Alex Smith does come back at all, it’ll be for a one year deal, for four million dollars.
    Manning throwing isn’t that interesting. We knew he could throw or he wouldn’t be selling himself and playing games in the media. The timing for Manning is perfect. Free agency 10 days away, the draft a month away? That’s Manning management. What Peyton Manning is telling GMs, presidents and owners across the league is that when they’re looking at options in free agency and the draft – sculpting their teams -he’s an option they can count on in 2012. Peyton Manning wouldn’t allow anything to get leaked or reported if the didn’t want it to.

  96. AlbertEinstinkleNo Gravatar says:

    *he – Oh, and I don’t have the energy tonight to pitch Peyton Manning just to smear Alex Smith. Count your blessings.

  97. AlbertEinstinkleNo Gravatar says:

    I’ll tell you what… that Colts owner, Irsay, is not a stupid man. $50k for Tornado victims. Maybe I’m wrong. Maybe Irsay always donates and does humanitarian work, and I just haven’t been paying attention, but it seems like Irsay just did that because the PR contest over Manning leaving will be tough on everyone. Doesn’t matter. Even a cynic like myself thinks he’s a winner. And like I’ve always been saying, Manning will re-do his contract, and Irsay will get compensated.

  98. unca chuckNo Gravatar says:

    The bounty deal is a direct affront to Goodie Goodell’s vow to make the game safer. Sure, it’s violent, but he wants clean and fluffy violence, not mean and dirty violence.
    I foresee Goodell raining hell down on NO. Mainly because the front office knew about this and turned a blind eye to it.

  99. AlbertEinstinkleNo Gravatar says:

    I think the bounties blow over. I don’t think there’s much there. The interesting question is who will the Saints be in 2012? The Saints are probably going to lose Nicks and Colston, and my question is, who steps up for the Saints to help them win the NFC South, and compete for another Super Bowl? Their leaders are Brees, Sproles, Graham and Harper. The Saints need more leadership, and they need more talent – provided by Loomis. The Saints are an interesting NFL team and story to follow. I think the Saints win the division again but this time it won’t be because of the offense – it’ll be because of Spags. The Saints, like a host of other teams, will draft a wide receiver to replace Colston in the first round. Last year there was a run on qbs in the early stages of the draft. This year, there will be a run on wide receivers.

  100. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    I think most of you are missing the point of the Aint’s Bounty Scandal.
    The harsher penalties are going to come because the NFL investigated and when the GM and coaches were asked they lied about it. When your hand gets caught in the cookie jar you’re better off admitting to it rather than having them dig deeper to prove it. Getting to this stage you’ll get the book thrown at you
    and there will be no leniency.
    I read the NFL is determined to fine and penalize by the end of the month.

  101. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Clinton did not get in trouble for “not having sex” with that woman. He got in trouble for trying to get everybody to lie for him. That is what bullit is saying. It is the cover up that is getting them in trouble.

  102. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    NoFear- What is wrong with trying to “Imagine” a little world peace? Did you like “Brass Bonanza”?

  103. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    I had a bit of heart burn. That happens when one mixes wine and beer. Back to bed for me.

  104. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    I don’t understand why this troll keeps making these asinine statements. Trollboy posted
    “Who cares where Lloyd plays? That dude’s a total net zero.”
    In the last 2 seasons Lloyd has 144 rerceptions for 2506 yds and 16 TDs.
    How stupid is calling him a “net zero” in light of these stats.
    Oh by the way he also went to the Pro Bowl.

  105. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Pretty naive to simply think the bounty scandal in NOLA will just blow over. Sounds more like wishful thinking from a Saint’s fan.


    The Aints should be penalized for their stupidity by their coverup and thinking they could get away with it. Remamber a few years ago
    when Payton was accused of abusing
    painkillers. Their GM said he covered it up to protect his coach. The NFL nisht go back and look into that too given the way the Aints do business.
    The Niners have had their share of NFL penalties and have paid dearly with Eddie being banned for a year.
    I have no sympathy for the Saints
    and they ought to throw the book at them.

  106. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    It has been revealed that Gregg Williams also had a bounty system when he was Head Coach at Buffalo.
    Rams will be looking for a new DC
    or promote current assistant head coach Dave McGinnis because he has DC experience.

    This thing is just snowballing.

  107. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    I wonder who the whistle blower was.

  108. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    I would think the league will drop some severe punishment to make this bounty practice not worth the risk of being outed.

  109. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    A conversation in heaven:
    Hi! Wanda.
    Hi! Sylvia. How’d you die?
    I froze to death.
    How horrible!
    It wasn’t so bad. After I quit shaking from
    the cold, I began to get warm & sleepy,
    and finally died a peaceful death.
    What about you?
    I died of a massive heart attack.
    I suspected that my husband was cheating,
    so I came home early to catch him in the act.
    But instead, I found him all by himself
    in the den watching TV.
    So, what happened?
    I was so sure there was another woman
    there somewhere that I started running
    all over the house looking. I ran up into
    the attic and searched, and down into the
    basement. Then I went through every closet
    and checked under all the beds. I kept this up
    until I had looked everywhere, and finally
    I became so exhausted that I just keeled over
    with a heart attack and died.
    Too bad you didn’t look in the freezer
    —we’d both still be alive.

  110. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    A couple of more things. After the Saints lost to the Niners
    Gregg Williams dismissal was rather odd and might have been an end result of this.
    Second in light of the ex players pending lawsuits against the NFL
    and concussions this makes this the focal point of the NFL demonstrating they will bend over backwards in the interest of player safety.
    So you also hear the excuse that everyone does it but that’s a juvenile repomse that doesn’t make it right. Jaywalking is against the law. A lot of people do it but the object is not to het caught. If you are caught you pay the penalty as there’s no talking yourself out of it.
    And if you want to know the consequences of lying and a coverup just ask ex Congressman Anthony Weiner.His life went into the toliet.


  111. AlbertEinstinkleNo Gravatar says:

    Pure Insanity….
    1.) Alex Smith will never win a Super Bowl.
    2.) Dashon Goldson will be the next Ed Reed.
    3.) The Saints will win the South next year.
    4.) Andrew Luck will struggle in 2012.
    5.) Matt Flynn will make a poor decision about where he decides to play, but Flynn will still have a relatively successful NFL career.
    6.) After Alex Smith loses his starting job in 2012 (to whomever), Smith will never start more than six games in a row again in the NFL.
    7.) Jim Irsay will get compensated for Peyton Manning walking out the door.
    8.) Carlos Rogers will be a Dallas Cowboy.
    9.) Rex Ryan will be fired three quarters of the way through the 2012 season.
    10.) Right now Bullit has his hand on Unca’s wiener, and they’re pondering Fleener.

  112. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Spitty the imbecile speaks but as usual he says nothing.
    You can count on the opposite of what he says happening.
    Remember Spitty wanted to trade V Davis and Gore for McNabb last year cuz he knows better than anyone, hust call him Football Guru.
    I’d ask you to show some class sometime but you’ve never even come close to having any in your lifetime.

  113. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    Gregg Williams has become my second favorite DC. Behind only Fangio of course. I’m pleased as punch to be now facing him twice a year with the Rams. Hell. I’ll even pledge $2 to his fund when he plays: “Gregg Williams the Bounty Hunter. Target: Alex Smith.” If he can somehow find a way to incorporate “Dog the Bounty Hunter” into his defense, I’ll double it to $4. I’m sure that under Obama I can use that as a tax write-off. No?

  114. AlbertEinstinkleNo Gravatar says:

    There’s one thing that Jim Harbaugh really, really has to guard against next year, and that’s his team quitting when they stop believing in the Alex Smith / Jim Harbaugh qb product. I think the team mentally turned off Alex Smith a long time ago – instead deciding to focus on their own jobs immediately as opposed to the bigger picture of team success. I think a few years ago players like Patrick Willis, who tweeted after David Carr was signed, “Get us a difference maker at qb,” stopped believing in Alex Smith and instead decided to play for selfish reasons – for contracts and awards instead of wins.
    Last year Jim Harbaugh came in and restored hope. Nobody thought the 49ers were going to the NFC Championship game, so the ride was gravy. Players were excited, the team was loose – winning was fun because it was unfamiliar. But there’s a funny thing that comes along with winning – expectation. When players start seeing they are good collectively, they get hungry for championships and a bigger stage. They start “expecting” more and looking for reasons for why they aren’t achieving more collectively.
    Jim Harbaugh needs to guard against the team backsliding. The Saints don’t need to guard against anything next year because every player on the team believes in Drew Brees. Hope and belief are everything to team chemistry.
    Harbaugh won’t lose his team or his job because Harbaugh is too good at what he does, but the “buy in,” from the collective team makes the difference between the little things like the second or third seed, a player putting his head down for the first down instead of ducking out of bounds, or a receiver selling out over the middle. The 49er step back next year might not come from the turnover ratio or inability of the team to stay healthy. The step back might come from a lack of belief in the Alex Smith / Jim Harbaugh qb product.
    This is why I think Rex Ryan is in trouble as the head coach of the Jets. If the Jets don’t draft another qb, or acquire a good one like Flynn in free agency, Ryan will lose his team and the Jets will finish dead last in their division behind the Dolphins and the Bills – despite the Jets’ talent on defense. Ryan will get fired.
    If Alex Smith starts all the games next year, Jim Harbaugh’s experience in 2012 won’t be as dramatic. It’ll be much more subtle. No receiver will be calling out Alex Smith like Santonio Holmes called out Mark Sanchez. Nobody will voice their displeasure.
    Part of the reason that the 49ers were successful under Bill Walsh is that to a man, the players respected Bill Walsh’s decision making and his ability to evaluate starters and acquire talent. Respect for Bill was high then and remains so today when retired players do interviews and reference Walsh.
    Jim Harbaugh needs to establish that same respect with his players. The only way he can do that this year is to get the passing game going. The 49ers can go out and acquire all the receivers and skill positions on offense they want, but if the guy who delivers the football is a stiff, it won’t matter.
    In 2011, the 49ers were one good quarterback away from winning the Super Bowl. One good qb. If the 49ers want to truly compete for the Super Bowl next year, Harbaugh needs to change the quarterback.

  115. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    Spit, I agree with points 1,3,4 and 5. I hope you’re right about 6. And 10? I’ll give ya half credit for incorporating the wiener/Fleener rhyme. If you can turn that into a haiku, I’ll give you full credit.

  116. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    I heard “Mort” early this morning on ESPN say that his “sources” told him that Peyton has been throwing “extremely well” for a month now. The longer the Niners go without signing Alex to an extension, the greater the likelihood (however so slightly) becomes that Manning comes to SF. A man can dream can’t he? Martin Luther King had nothing on me.

  117. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    Where’s Rob and his pick for the NASCAR race in Phoenix today? I hate to say it, but I’m leaning towards Berger’s boy, Tony Stewart. But after Berger left that Alex Smith message on my phone last night, it’s hard to root for anyone he likes.
    My only regret is that in my own drunken stupor I erased the damn thing. I think we might have been neck-and-neck in alcohol consumption last night. Why that industry doesn’t send us both royalty checks on a weekly basis is beyond me.
    But to quote Johnny Hooker’s last line from “The Sting,” ” Nah. I’d only blow it.”

  118. AlbertEinstinkleNo Gravatar says:

    I think a bounty on Alex Smith should not only be tolerated but encouraged by Roger Goodell, for the good of the game. Isn’t that the commissioner’s job? To preserve the integrity of the game? Someone should alert Bud Selig.
    I get partial credit for Unca having his hand on Bullit’s weiner no matter what they’re thinking about. I’m sure it’s not Fleener, but rather their recent trip to Thailand.

  119. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Yep definitely no class Spitoon.
    Take your cheap shots little man.
    Always trying to compensate.
    Can’t win toe to toe so the troll goes to the sewer. NO CLASS.

  120. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    After replaying Berger’s Alex Smith message in my mind and reading the crew chief notes (I really am a redneck) I’ve reconsidered and am now going with Kasey Kahne and the 5 crew to win the Subway Fresh Fit 500. But I’ll give ya one further — I’ll go with the Kahne – Smoke Exacta. 5-14. Book it!

  121. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    Berger was just telling me that he sat up on that hill in the Phoenix desert and watched the race for free. I once attended a Cal game for free and sat up on “Tightwad Hill” back when I was in high school. It made me feel like a goddamn liberal. I haven’t been back.

  122. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    As I say that, Kasey Kahne just hit the friggin’ wall. I thought I had a bad day picking the horses on Saturday. I’m diseased.

  123. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    I know. I think I need a break in the action. I’m gonna head down to The Bear Claw Bakery of Pinole, and buy myself a goddamn pastry. They make the best goddamn sweets anywhere. If any of you guys happen by Pinole, I’d be happy to buy you a donut. The middle of a donut that is…

  124. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    I just remembered — The Bear Claw is CLOSED on Sunday. My weekend is getting more F’ed up than usual. ” I’m gonna get medieval on your ass.”

  125. AlbertEinstinkleNo Gravatar says:

    Seek therapy. I have two or three people I’d recommend. Don’t tell ’em Einstinkle sent you.

  126. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    And I’m diverting all the blame of my shitty NASCAR selections to Rob. He either calls or blogs me with his selections on a weekly basis. He forgot about good ole Del today. You better be wearing your medieval suit of armor. Marsellus Wallace and his newly expanded asshole is coming after you. “I’m gonna get medieval on your ass.” “You hear me talkin’ hillbilly boy?!?!”

  127. AlbertEinstinkleNo Gravatar says:

    Yeah… definitely don’t drop my name…

  128. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    Many, if not most of my Hollywood brethren had a problem when “Forrest Gump” won the Best Picture Oscar over “Pulp Fiction” in 1994. I could see that shit coming…taking nothing away from “Forrest,” it was and still remains a great piece of American film history…but Quinton Taratino’s and Roger Avary’s Best Original Screenplay was beyond reproach.
    That film took the next step, opened the next door and more importantly, opened the movie goer’s mind to possibilities never seen before. I don’t know how many stars you grade a film upon, but if “Pulp Fiction” doesn’t rate top shelf, well, I don’t ever want to visit your bar and see your “top shelf” selections of liquor. I’ve had goddamn “Popov” vodka before. I’ll be goddamned if I pay $10 a shot at your place.

  129. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    Now Rob’s boy, Carl Edwards, just put Ryan Newman into the wall. Add Berger’s boy, “Smoke,” who can *smoke* my pole that couldn’t re-start his engine 2 laps prior, and that now makes 3 of my 4 drivers who currently running 27th or worse.
    I should have check my calendar. Apparently I had a date today with Marsellus Wallace: I am getting F’ed up the ass medieval style. Ouch.

  130. AlbertEinstinkleNo Gravatar says:

    I just watched the 49ers / Saints game again. Alex Smith played like crap in that game. And I’m not kidding. Go watch it again. All we remember is Smith’s run and the Vernon Davis stuff at the end.
    Gregg Williams deserved to get canned after that game because the 4th quarter pass to Vernon that resulted in a long run in crunch time was exactly the same route that Vernon scored a TD on in the first quarter. Williams never adjusted. What the heck was Williams thinking?
    All game long, Alex Smith painfully held the ball too long. Go watch the game. It’s painful how long he holds the football – then takes a sack. That guy has the instincts and vision of a large turd.
    The Saints turned the ball over five times in the first half and were only down by 3pts heading into the locker at half. Know why? Alex Smith couldn’t step on their neck. Darren Sproles fumbled a kickoff at the Saints twenty, with the 49ers up by 14. Smith could only manage a field goal. How’d they get 14 before that? Dashon Goldson and the before mentioned Vernon Davis TD. A true competitor steps on the opponent’s neck when they turn the ball over five times. Instead, Smith’s lack of ability let the Saints creep back in.
    Go watch the game again. Smith played like crap up until the fourth quarter. And don’t try to wow me with his run. I could have run that in. It’s a great play call, not a great play.
    Alex Smith just reached his high water mark. He’ll never sniff the NFC Championship game again as a starter.

  131. AlbertEinstinkleNo Gravatar says:

    I’d like to do the Iditarod or the Baja 1000. One race you could die of frostbite, the other you die from rattlesnake bite. One has wolves chasing after you, starving to death – the other has snow. Seriously folks, I’ll be in Vegas soon. If the federalizes don’t catch you, the drug cartels will. Both races are really the same thing – extreme elements with the locals starving to death, looking to prey on you.

  132. AlbertEinstinkleNo Gravatar says:

    I was just putting a nice, fat, freshy of Copenhagen in my lip as I was about to navigate away from this blog when I noticed this from Skeebers, “We’ve all seen this list before, more than once, but it’s good to keep grounded in reality during the annual monthly weekly daily hourly Albert Hallucination storms.” That’s just good writing. Too bad I don’t read Skeeber’s stuff because he’s a good writer. However, when it comes to the 49ers, A. I already know everything, and B. Skeebers’ propoganda is rivaled only by Stinkle. However, his smear campaign has nothing on the smear campaign of the Unca/ Bullit retard show. Seriously, Alex Smith lovers must be stopped. They must. Unca/Bullit really isn’t an Alex Smith lover. Unca doesn’t know what to think there. One minute he’s skeptical, the next minute he’s on board. Even Berger flip flops. Hell, even Barley flip flops. Me, Del and Skeebers are the only two with a consistent Alex Smith message. Bravo to the three of us. Now onto the battle at hand.

  133. AlbertEinstinkleNo Gravatar says:


  134. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    I can describe you in 5 words
    Raider Loving Luantic Hater Troll.

  135. AlbertEinstinkleNo Gravatar says:

    Darren Sharper just had a good point on the NFL Network. He said the Gregg Williams bounty BS program doesn’t make sense because the fines from the league are a lot higher than anything a team or pool could pay for intentionally hurting a guy. This is a bunch of garbage created by the media during a down time in the NFL. Pure garbage.

  136. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    side note: The 25th anniversary of Andrew Lloyd Weber’s “Phantom of the Opera” will be shown at 7 PM tonight on your local PBS station. PBS? Ever heard of that channel? But I digress…take it from someone with first-hand experience — put aside your Hungry Man’s Dinner and your date with the Whacksock this Sunday evening and set aside 3 1/2 hrs for some truly great theater. It’s 208 more mins than you’d get from your Whacksock. Learn some culture. If that’s even possible…

  137. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    I have to excuse myself now and run down to the liquor store. Yes. For the obvious reasons, but I need to get Frank some more Jonny Cat litter. He’s been taking bigger dumps than my horses do on the track.
    If I ever come back as a dog in another life, Frank would be the #1 cat…

  138. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    I already have the DVD which came out a couple of weeks ago but it is well worth watching.
    20 years ago I drove down to LA with my girlfriend to see Phantom at the Schubert Theater. Juat my luck as we were entering the theater they were announcing that Michael Crawford was ill and his replacement was Norman Large.
    Bummer but Norman was decent and I saw Crawford when he came to SF.
    Have you seen “Phantom of the Opera” Lite at the Venetian in Las vegas? It’s about 20 mis shorter and is well done.
    Enjoy the Music of the Night.

  139. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Not a suprise but Spitoon jsut can’t grasp the magnitude of
    the Bounty scandal. I will just chalk this up to being stupid with his head up his ass. Yeah
    we’ll see what excuses you come up with at the end of the month.

    There are morons and then there’s Spitoon who’s in total denial.

  140. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    Even you can’t be that stupid or have your head that far up your ass.
    All you need to know is Gregg Williams has confessed that he did it and apologized.
    But hey Sharper says it didn’t happen so let’s believe him.
    Maybe you are that stupid after all because you keep persisting.
    It’s too easy to beat you to death with your own stupid posts.

  141. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    No doubt you’ve seen “Jersey Boys”
    a most awesome show.

  142. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    Bullit, thanks for relaying that “Phantom” story. Tough luck about missing out on Crawford. No. I’ve just had the pleasure of seeing the “Phantom” here in the City. Sounds like the Vegas version is top-notch. I believe tonight’s production stars Ramin Karimloo, who I must admit, I’m unfamiliar with his work. Though I did read that Crawford is scheduled to make a guest appearance at London’s Royal Hall for tonight’s production. Regardless. The choreography and music remains the same. Enjoy.

  143. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    I’m hoping Gregg Williams’ excursion to NYC tomorrow results in the Rams getting derailed, in any way possible, for the upcoming Season.
    The lucky SOBs are going to clean house with their 2nd Pick and,they’ll likely still get Blackmon.
    Maybe Cleveland doesn’t come up with the right package too.
    Well, I can always hope they trade back 1 step too far and,get screwed by someone else moving ahead of them too I guess.
    Screw Williams, screw St Louie.

  144. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Raise a glass to Ronnie Montrose too.
    Sad to read of his passing….
    Rock on Ronnie.

  145. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    If I were the Rams I would draft RGIII and trade Bradford. I think RGIII is the real deal and I am still skeptical about Bradford.

  146. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Not to mention the Cap dollars you’d save between RG III & Sam.
    Problem is, no one wants Bradfords’ Cap number.

  147. unca chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Wow. That sucks about Ronnie. A good friend of mine was his lead singer on their tour. Saw him last August in Orangevale. He was on fire. Got an autographed shirt from him, and talked to him for a little bit. Very nice guy.

  148. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Yah, it might be possible no team wants Bradford.

  149. AlbertEinstinkleNo Gravatar says:

    To make an argument for Bradford, I was trying to think of a smart, black qb who busted…. and, well, you can see my predicament. There will be no defending Bradford from that angle.
    However, Bradford was money his rookie year. This year he was injured and didn’t see eye to eye with McDaniels. Plus, for some curious reason, Spags and McDaniels dumped Avery and Robinson. I think Bradford is good because of one reason and one reason only – the kid is always accurate, not sometimes accurate, or hardly ever accurate. He’s money. Now heart? I don’t know if he has heart. But he’s accurate, and that’s the first step.

  150. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    He’s also about to embark on OC 3.
    McDaniels is somewhat of Martz-type tinkerer too I think.
    He had something to do with Avery and Robinson I’m sure.
    Put a good OL in front of him perhaps? I hope they take 3 more years to get it right, if ever.

  151. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    How Akili Smith?

  152. AlbertEinstinkleNo Gravatar says:

    I think Bradford is good.

  153. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    No doubt.
    Just don’t want him to be too good.
    Be more fun to get him sacked as often as possible.

  154. unca chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Marshawn Lynch got a 4 year deal from the hawks. That’ll buy a lot of chronic.

  155. unca chuckNo Gravatar says:

    $31 mill . . .

  156. unca chuckNo Gravatar says:

    The Rams seem to be following the blueprint of the Niners from a few years back. Hire and fire coaches, assistants, and front office types at every turn.
    They got murdered with injuries last year, so they should improve some. Not enough to matter too much, but some. Unless they get big in the draft.

  157. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Just posted that on your site Chuck.
    Rams are gonna clean up with the demand for their 2nd Pick.
    Hope they choke on those extra picks.

  158. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Be even nicer if the League takes Williams away from them some extended period of time too.
    But, since Roger works for the Owners, it likely becomes nothing more than media fodder.

  159. unca chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Heh heh. I just posted that on my blog . . . Williams gets suspended for a year. Could happen. Benson’s not Jerry Jones or Robert Kraft.

  160. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    Do you ever do any research before you post? You just posted:
    “I think Bradford is good because of one reason and one reason only – the kid is always accurate, not sometimes accurate, or hardly ever accurate. He’s money”

    Last season Bradford completed 53%
    of his passes and had a 70 QB rating. He ranked 30th in the NFL in passing. Always accurate and he’s money???? You have no sense of what’s real and just post what pops into your mind and it’s usually fecal matter.
    If Bradford was money then it must be based on Greek Drachmas

  161. AlbertEinstinkleNo Gravatar says:

    Lol…. Bullit loves his stats. Like the stats that lead him to thinking Alex Smith is an “elite” quarterback. What did Rahim Morris say? “Stats are for losers?”
    Reality is, last year all Rams’ players were on the Titanic. The entire organization was and still is changing from ownership on down. You can’t blame anyone, really. It’s change. The owner, front office, coaching staff…. and the players are effected by it. This is the fundamental difference between you and I Unca/Bullit. I think for myself. You can only regurgitate articles and stats.
    Bradford was money his first year in the league, taking the Rams to a playoff game of sorts against the Seahawks the final game of the year to decide the division. In that year, Bradford was an impressive rookie – and guess what? He had Shurmur as his OC who did so well with Bradford that he got a head coaching job with the Browns. Just like any other player (and Alex Smith is the poster boy for this), Bradford’s success is subject to his surroundings. I’m not making Alexuces for Bradford because unlike Alex, Bradford had a great rookie year will little around him.
    This year, the Rams were a disaster. For some unknown reason, the Rams with McDaniels dumped Bradford’s best two weapons in Avery and Robinson. I know Avery got hurt, but I told you Robinson was good a few years ago. People like you dump on guys when they get cut, but it’s only one man’s opinion of talent. When guys like Robinson go on to do great things with other organizations, you never seem to recognize it.
    Stats mean very little. The situation surrounding the stats is what makes the player. This is why Alex Smith isn’t nearly as valuable as you want to believe.
    Scared little Unca/Bullit – never predicting or analyzing. Always siding with the sports writers, hoping to gain credibility for agreeing with the pros.

  162. unca chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Yer stealing my lines, skippy . . .
    Even your trolling is stale.

  163. unca chuckNo Gravatar says:

    V-lite . . .

  164. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Gotta temper the stats a little for Bradford in year one Albert.
    Cushy schedules usually follow the Team with the 1st Pick.
    Not to slight Bradford, he’s a quality QB.
    We had Lloyd too. Didn’t fir what Nolan was trying to do apparently.
    We treated WRs like Tylenol.
    Pop a couple, feel better.
    As for Raheem Morris? What’s he doing these days?
    TB saw him as Mike Tomlin Lite.
    That’s exactly what they got.
    Now Schiano steps into the fire.
    The Glazers wouldn’t have a thing to show had Gruden not faced his former Team in the SB.
    Comes down to good systems finding the proper personnel.
    I’m hoping the issues that have plagued us with Alex, and other wasted Draft picks in recent years, is finally corrected with the addition of Harbaugh.
    Successful orgnizations have a Plan.
    Get the pieces that fit.
    Keep coaching continuity for as long as you can.
    I hope we continue to stay young and build on this core of players we have right now.
    Don’t minimize what a good money manager like Paraag does for us too.
    Guys like Al Davis who shoot the wad to win now rarely, if ever, succeed in the Cap era.
    This game has come down to the GM that fits with his HC and gets players that fit the scheme.

  165. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Speaking of TB.
    Watch how they go about spending all that Cap surplus they have.
    Carl Nicks should be on their radar, yet they re-signed Zuttah.
    He played for Schiano at Rutgers.
    Will the Glazers’ spend for Nicks?
    Time will tell.
    Then the cheapskates play games with Burch Davis to ‘Assist’ Schiano.
    Can’t wait for UNC to lawyer up on that move.
    Davis is getting paid from UNC as long as he isn’t in a ‘Coaching’ position.
    Pretty lame move IMO.
    We’ve beaten on the Yorks for years.
    What it came down to was Dr John getting the eff out of the front office.
    Jed has done a good job of getting qualified football people to do what was necessary.
    Time will tell of course.
    As for now, Alex has an ex-QB that should get his game to the next level.

  166. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Butch Davis off course.
    Let’s watch how many Rutgers players get Drafted to TB.
    I’m curious to see how GM Dominik and Schiano go after this FA and Draft Class.
    The Cap surplus will be,(should be)
    a big bonus for the FA Market.

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