Ice Bowl Weekend

The NFL season has continued without us these past two weekends. A common occurrence during the ill-fated ownership years of the York family.

The current regime has been to the playoffs once in four years, and the Harbaugh regime went there three times in four years. All the other years and eras: pink slip. there is a new way to make the baterry of your car works better聽dig this for more info.

Of course, 49er fans are probably less disappointed in not making the playoffs than Seattle fans are about making the playoffs and immediately, ignominiously face-planting – once again.

Should be a busy offseason for the Niners. We don’t know who’s coming, who’s going, or who’s staying – including the coaches. Next year’s team will look somewhat different than this year’s team which looked different every week.

We’ve now seen, in addition to the Seahawks demise, the AFC South dismissed, the NFC West sent packing, the AFC North (three of them!) flicked aside, and the NFC South battle of the really old QBs who played like two really old guys. Another year and another Saints playoff meltdown.

Speaking of melt downs, let’s hear it for the Houston Texans. Wow. Completely toxic franchise right now. Nobody wants to play there and any coach taking over the HC job has got to be desperate for an opportunity.聽Deshaun Watson聽wants out and rumors are flying in every franchise that’s QB needy. The 49ers are included in these trade scenarios, but聽Jimmy Garoppolo has a no-trade clause in his contract and there’s no way he would ever approve a trade to Houston. That would be career suicide.

Amazing how a QB can lead his team to the SB one year and be thrown under the bus the next year like he was garbage. Then again, since the average attention span of cretins at large in the internet age is about five seconds, I suppose a year is like an eternity.

Title games this weekend will both be frigid affairs, one in Green Bay and one in Kansas City. The popsicle vendors will have the day off. May the best teams win and who really gives a shit out here in Ninerville, where the season ended way back in September.

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  1. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Talk radio has trading for Watson as a major topic.
    Speculation is it’ll take 3 first round picks and a major star.
    That means Houston would want either Kittle, Warner or Bosa plusyhe 3 first rounders.

    Watson is said to favor Miami and they have the draft picks. Florida has no state income tax so he could net a couple of extra millions on his current deal.

    The Jests are also favored as they have draft capital in the top three of the draft.

    The asking price is too high. No way I would give up any of the core three of Warner, Bosa or Kittle.

  2. winderNo Gravatar says:

    I wouldn’t give up those three either. Watson is exactly the type of QB we need but we have to many needs to give up more quality players. We just have to draft a QB that can scramble, read D’s, and be able to throw the long ball with decent average.

  3. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Bad news for Bullit and NJ: “There will be no 2021 NFL Combine.”

  4. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    Cancellation of the combine is bad news and makes prospect evaluations so much more difficult.

  5. winderNo Gravatar says:

    No combine. I hope they hold pro days those are much smaller venues. I guess no senior bowl either.

  6. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Kinda sensed that was coming Skeebs.
    Too many College players missed significant playing time this past year and, likely wouldn’t be close to ready for testing.

    We’ve got a Senior Bowl scheduled at least.
    Better than nothing at this point in Covid history.

  7. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Trent Baalke has conned his way in becoming the choice to become GM of the Jags. How can anybody hire a guy who makes decent choice followed by 5 questionable decisions What is the Jags owner thinking hiring this idiot? He almost single handedly took a Super Bowl team to the bottom in two short years.

  8. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    “49ers VP of Player Personnel Martin Mayhew is headed to the Washington Football Team as a high-ranking executive with a title to be determined.”

  9. Clifford BanksNo Gravatar says:

    bullit- that really is incredibly stupid on the Jags part. They will see the error of their ways soon enough.

    Skeebs- I think we might get some more draft picks for Mayhew. I thought for sure Peters would be gone by now so hopefully he sticks around.

  10. Clifford BanksNo Gravatar says:

    I read where Washington just made Mayhew their GM. That should bring at least one more end of 3rd pick this coming year.

  11. Clifford BanksNo Gravatar says:

    well, i just checked and we do get a 3rd but not until 2023.

  12. winderNo Gravatar says:


  13. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    I’m looking forward to a good working relationship with the NYJ going forward.
    Have to figure Saleh will attract several of our FAs to join the ranks here, which will in turn, produce additional Comp Picks down the road.
    With all the chatter coming via Houston and Deshaun, I could see some value in Darnold if we move on from Jimmy.
    Jimmy to NYJ, to face Bill? Opens some discussion at least.
    Jimmy to Houston? Deshaun to NYJ?
    All sorts of speculation heating up.

    Any way I look at it, the NYJ, and us, are going to have a lot of interchangeable parts for the immediate future.
    Best of all, it should open some dialogue within the Draft process coming up.
    NYJ have plenty of money, and Picks, to make noise this year.

  14. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Matthew Stafford and the Lions have agreed to part ways. Stafford would not cost you the treasure trove of assets required for Watson. The price is a first round pick and perhaps another asset. He is signed for two more seasons and his cost is a mere $20 mil per year. It seems he has been around forever but he is just 32 years old. There is lots to like here and he has a bigger arm than Jimmy.
    This is just the beginning of offseason talk but a deal must be made before March when his bonus kicks in. This sets up an very interesting February.

  15. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    We live in crazy times.
    Aaron Rodgers loses in the NFC Championship and in the post game presser some think he said goodbye to Green Bay.
    That created immediate speculation that he was on the trade market.

    So Watson, Stafford and potentially Rodgers could be had for the right price.

  16. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Backfield intact for next year:

    “The 49ers announce RB Jeff Wilson Jr. has signed a one-year contract. He was scheduled to be a restricted free agent.”

  17. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Actually they still must sign Juszczyk and then the backfield will be intact. Maybe he signs a cap friendly deal.

  18. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Watching any Senior Bowl activities this week Bullit?

  19. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    #9 National squad is Boogie Basham.
    He’d look real good in Red & Gold with Bosa.
    Bosa & Boogie in the backfield.
    Meet at the QB 馃榾

  20. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Would you consider Najee Harris as an upgrade to Juice?

  21. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    How about your Alum QB Ehlinger?
    Would you like to sneak him in at some point?
    I like him better than Ian Book.

  22. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    My 2 options at QB beyond RD1 are Trask & Ehlinger at this point.
    I do like Mac but he’s gonna go in RD1 no doubt.

  23. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    I have AT&T and they pulled NFL Network about 2 years ago.
    Not able to watch Senior Bowl and miss the Red Zone but that’s life.

    I have mixed feelings on Ehlinger. He’s a gamer but sometimes I have problems with his decision making and his football IQ. As a Senior he should’ve been All Big 12 instead of 4th ranked in the league.

    Najee Harris will go in 1st rd and he is more of a feature back than a fullback/H-back/blocker. I would take Chubba Hubbard of OK St in rd 3 who I think will be a huge weapon with hsi running and blocking skills.

    I tyhink it will be tough to replace Juice and hope they can come to a team friendly contract.

  24. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    ESPN handling Senior Bowl week.
    Replaying practices as well.
    Got a look at OT Spencer Brown today.
    Check him out.
    Brick shit house of an OT.
    Small school so he’s likely gonna need some work.
    Huge and hulk strength.

    There are a good amount of talented OL options.
    Still like Landon Dickerson as an option at Center.

  25. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    For me one of the biggest mysteries on the roster is OT Shon Coleman
    who had an injury and opted out last season due to the virus.
    There was a time when he was considered Staley’s rteplacement. Yet he can’t stay healthy and has has not shown what he might not have.

    Trent Brown has been a huge disappointment with the Raiduhs after they gave him a huge contract. He has never fullfilled his promise and might be released.

  26. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    Thanks for the info about ESPN. 4 hours of practices tomorrow. I will record them and skim through them. Don’t have 4 hours to watch practices.

  27. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    If the Deshaun Watson chatter were to gain some traction, I’d be more than happy to put McGlinchey in a package to NYJ.
    McGlinchey is from the Philly area and would be a great fit for Saleh and what is likely to be 49ers East.

    I work nights myself so I DVRd the practices and got thru them today.
    I’m impressed with Ruhle from Carolina who is Coaching the American squad.
    I’m going to predict his squad wins on Saturday.
    His OLine is stacked and he’s got Mac Jones.
    Lot’s of talented guys in general.
    Great venue since it’s all we’re gonna get before the Draft.

  28. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Put this kid on the radar too Bullit.
    Small schooler taking care of business in Mobile.

  29. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    This from the official Niner website

    Same players you have mentioned previously

  30. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    Another article from Niner website

    I don’t like the scenarios where they are trading the house to draft Zach Wilson because he’s unproven and a risk.

    I would rather package a deal for Stafford because you know what you’re getting.

    Do like taking a top CB or a sleeper like the CB from Stanford
    Adebo who has good size at 6’2″ maybe in round 3 would be a value pick

  31. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Daniel Jeremiah has recently proposed a quiet thought I had with Kyle Pitts at Pick 12.
    I normally lean BPA strategy and see Pitts as a perfect compliment to Kittle.
    He’s almost a WR in terms of receiving ability and is much taller than Deebo and Aiyuk.
    Is DE/CB less important? Not at all. I simply see Pitts as a better talent that high.

    I also see his UF QB Trask as a possible QB option for us beyond RD1,if we don’t address the position in a different way before the Draft.

  32. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Bullit the easiest replacement for Juice is Ben Mason FB Michigan.

  33. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Rams pull trigger and trade for Matt Stafford.
    Rams give up Goff, future Number 1 picks in 2022 and 2023 and a 3rd rounder in this year’s draft

    5 years ago the Rams moved up to draft Goff, the cost was Rams’ first-round pick (2016), two second-round picks (2016), a third-round pick (2016), a first-round pick (2017) and another third-round pick (2017).

    Add it all up and because Goff was included in the deal the Rams gave up 4 #1 picks, two #2 picks and two #3 picks a prohibitive price to pay for Matt Stafford.

    The Rams will not have a #1 draft pick from 2016 through 2023. Next chance to pick in first round is 4 years from this year.

    The new Detroit GM came from the Rams so either you think he had an “in” to make the deal or overpaid , time will tell.

    Bottom line is Niners will now face Stafford twice a year. What will the surrounding cast be like around Stafford?

  34. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Shanahan has a QB with untapped potential in Josh Rosen and he needs to see if he can turn him into a viable backup and eventually challenge to be the starter.
    They can draft a QB on day three and bolster other positions at top of the draft.

  35. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    I think the “IN” for the Detroit GM was a huge favor to Les Snead, to take a garbage Contract off their hands Bullit.

    Between Gurley and Goff you just can’t make this stuff up. Not to mention the years of surrendered 1st RD Picks involved with Goff alone.
    I could easily make that sort of deal to take Deshaun, if it was an option, not to gamble on a Draft Pick at the QB position.

  36. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    The more I read into the Texans situation, the more it looks like a festival of incompetence.

    Looks like Jack Easterby is calling shots, not GM Caserio.
    From the annals of, you can’t make this sh*t up, it’s another in a long line of Patriots connections that make your head spin.

  37. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    A guy with the glowing acheivement of ‘character development’ attached to his resum猫.
    Hope Jimmy and Jack were on good terms, we might be in line for ‘Patriots Discount’?
    All joking aside, his resum猫 looks like an overblown infomercial.
    Jack of all trades kinda stuff?
    If I’m understanding the dynamics properly, McNair must be a highly religious individual who seems to have found divine intervention with Easterby?

  38. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    From Albert Breer NFL Network Niners never made an offer for Stafford but other teams did

    “*Panthers offered No. 8 pick + a late round choice.
    *Washington offered No. 19 & a 3rd rounder.
    *Colts never offered No. 21 but discussed other packages.
    *49ers never made an official offer
    *Jets checked in but talks didn鈥檛 go far.

  39. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Explains how Bill O’Brien lasted as long as he did and, where the DHop deal was based.
    I’m selling Jimmy as the ‘highest character guy in our locker room’ who leads team prayers regularly.
    Jack, let us pray, you wouldn’t want you to send Deshaun anywhere but Santa Clara. Amen.

  40. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Your post about the Panthers offer suggests Rhule might be in the market for a QB with Pick 8 Bullit?
    Was kinda hoping that wasn’t (isn’t) the case.
    We shall see….

    I’m still floored with the stuff I’m reading about Easterby in Houston and how in the heck he’s wielding that sort of control?

  41. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    If you want Watson Houston writer John McLain shows us what it might take

    “They’ll want 2 ones, 2 twos and 2 young defensive starters, at the least. Watson, 25, under contract, great QB, team leader, beloved by fans, pillar of the community.”


    That price is prohibitive because no doubt they’ll ask for either Bosa or Warner to be packaged with the draft picks.

    Bosa, Warner and Kittle are untouchable if I were Lynch.

  42. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    What did they get for DHop?
    Looking at the Easterby resum猫, he doesn’t seem to have a clue.

    The trade: The Houston Texans traded DeAndre Hopkins to the Arizona Cardinals for running back David Johnson in March. As part of the trade, the Cardinals sent the Texans a second-round pick in the 2020 draft (40th overall) and a fourth-round pick in 2021.

  43. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    McLain knows what it would likely take, hardly getting the impression Eastby does.

  44. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    I’m starting to worry that Easterby might be highly influenced by Belichick now.
    Deshaun to Bill for old times sake?
    His career accomplishments amount to whole lot of fluff.

    From the resum猫 –

    Easterby came to Houston after six seasons with the New England Patriots. He joined the Patriots prior to the 2013 season in the role of character coach. During his tenure, Easterby saw his role expand to include the title of team development director and management responsibilities over several sub-programs within the organization.

  45. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    And to close out the tale of Jack Easterby….

    The Columbia, S.C. native graduated from Newberry College, where he captained the basketball and golf teams to historic seasons while setting records in men’s golf for lowest nine-hole score and tying for the lowest 18-hole score. As a senior, Easterby was named Scholar Athlete of the Year by both Newberry College and the South Atlantic Conference as well as receiving the SAC Male Athlete Character Award, in addition to the American Legion Athlete of the Year Award.

    Easterby and his wife, Holly, have two daughters, Houston and Harriet.

  46. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Thinking his resum猫 should include….

    In his spare time, Jack likes to provide spiritual guidance to anyone willing to listen.
    In addition to his myriad life accomplishments, Jack moonlights as an Executive with the NFL Houston Texans.

  47. 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 路 10:00 AMCIN
12/19 路 1:05 PM v ATL
12/23 路 5:20 PM v TEN
01/02 路 1:05 PM v HOU
01/09 路 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