Ixnay on Atsonway

We’re heading into year 5 of the Lynch/Shanahan era. So far, they’ve managed to give us three last place teams and one SB team. And the weird “achievement” of  going “worse to first” followed by “first to worst.”

There’s a lot of talk about QBs this offseason, but it’s still defense that wins championships. That’s why Tampa won this year. That and team health, which can change at any time up to and including the actual SB game.

Elite QBs can cover up a lot of deficiencies, but it still takes a good TEAM to win it all. Deshaun Watson has everyone salivating, but he hasn’t exactly elevated Houston during his time there. And that was when he had JJ Watt, DeAndre Hopkins, and Jadeveon Clowney. Either the rest of that team was complete horse manure, or he’s just one of those guys who looks terrific while losing. Last year, he elevated his team to four whole wins!

Of course, he has been saddled with Bill O’Brien as his HC so far in his NFL career. So some allowances must be made for that hindrance. Still, a 4-12 record is Nick Mullens territory.

Most of you will probably be giving me the finger through your internet window about now. I’ll just remove my mask here and cough on your digit. There, everybody’s happy.

At any rate, it looks like we’ll have to wait another three weeks until the new league year and the start of free agency before we get any answers to what the team will look like next year. It had better be healthy, or none of it will matter.

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  1. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Both Aaron Rodgers and Drew Brees are future HOF shoo ins.
    Yet both have one Super Bowl win to their credit.
    Same for Mahomes who has as many wins as Nick Foles and Trent Dilfer.

    Of course the outlier is Mr Brady.

    Still think the QB matters a lot but not at the expense of crippling your team in other areas.

    Too many teams have question marks at QB creating a frenzy which will force you in a bidding war and eventual overpaying.
    Half the league is shuffling QBs. This is not the year to join in.

  2. winderNo Gravatar says:

    Watson does know how to throw an accurate long ball and can scramble with the best of em and he’s young. I would still give up 3 #1’s and Jimmy for him. i would not give up Bosa or Warner. First rd picks don’t always produce(Soloman, and our wacked out LB we got the same year). This years draft is gonna be a little tricky in that no one is gonna see much before the draft. Anyway, I still think Watson is worth it and I don’t think it would cripple us to do it.

  3. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Tell me where we might have been in our glory years without Joe and Steve.

    100% agree about Defense wins Championships.
    However, as we’ve seen in recent terms, the Defense doesn’t score too.
    Jimmy might be better than average but, he’s not a difference maker IMO.

    We can, and should, look to improve if given the opportunity.
    I can live with the selection of Mac Jones BUT…..
    A rookie QB is a rookie QB.
    HE doesn’t provide anything but expectations and hope for the future.
    We need to seize the moment while other areas of the team are proven to be ‘in the moment’.

  4. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    For those of you who keep criticizing Garoppolo’s downfield passing:

    here

  5. winderNo Gravatar says:

    Those are some pretty good stats for Jimmy. I am having a hard time remembering that he threw 30 deep passes in any year. I have seen his touch on some of those passes especially to juice and Kittle. Hopefully he is recovered from his injuries this year. I expect him to be our QB this year and probably the next couple of years. I just think we could do a lot better with Watson.

  6. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Interesting article Skeebs

    The assessment on Garoppolo is he missed Sanders in the Super Bowl on the deep ball and that play seems to define his deep ball skills.

    When healthy Garoppolo is a top ten QB.

    There is no doubt that Watson is a top 5 QB in his prime but the asking price is way too much. A lot of Watson’s stats are padded because his team was behind and forced to throw against soft defenses. We saw Beathard come into games and shred soft prevent defenses.

    Watson was sacked 49 times last season and 64 times
    3 seasons ago.

    I know health is a big IF but when he last played a full season Garoppolo, he took the team to the Super Bowl.

  7. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Peter King assessment yesterday on what Watson would cost

    “Seven-for-1. Garoppolo, linebacker Fred Warner (that really hurts), tackle Mike McGlinchey, first-round picks in 2021 (12th overall) and 2022, plus a second-round pick in 2021 and third-round pick in 2022 for Watson. It’s a lot for the Niners to pay; of all the players in all the deals I’m proposing, Warner would be the most coveted one in my book. But he’s here because he is entering the final year of his rookie contract and would want a new deal. (McGlinchey is in exact same position, too.) Houston could view them as cornerstones for the rebuild”

    -or-

    Peter King Proposal: The Vikings send quarterback Kirk Cousins to San Francisco. The Niners send Garoppolo to Houston, if, of course, he’d waive his no-trade. The Texans send Watson to Minnesota. In return: the Niners send their first-round pick in 2021 (12th overall) to Houston, and they’re out. (So San Francisco would be trading Garoppolo and a one to Houston and getting Cousins with two years left on his contract.) The Vikings would send linebacker Anthony Barr and running back Alexander Mattison plus their first-round picks in 2021 (14th overall) and 2023, and second-round picks in 2022 and 2023 in exchange for Watson. Houston’s haul: Garoppolo, two ones this year, a one in 2023, and two second-round picks.

    Both are crazy but the second one is sending Jimmy G and our first round pick for Kurt Cousins. My question for this is WHY???

    Sorry I am not in love with any of these deals and they would set the franchise back 5 years.

    Previously Jimmy G tore his ACL and last year it was a high ankle sprain so it’s not like the same injury is recurring.

    Most likely they are going to restructure his contract to be more Niner friendly and this will shut the door of the constant talk of replacing him.

  8. winderNo Gravatar says:

    Bullit- the only reason I am talking about it is because of Watson otherwise I am all for Jimmy. But I still think we need to draft a QB in the first or second rd this year. If Jimmy gets hurt again it will certainly be another wasted year.

  9. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Winder

    If after this year it is determined they need a QB then I would target Sam Howell who plays for North Carolina and who would be eligible for next year’s draft. This year I would give Rosen a chance to develop and see what we have. I would draft a QB on the 3rd day with a lower pick possibly like Davis Mills out of Stanford.

    Houston is trying to fan the flames to start a bidding war so a desperate team will overpay for Watson.

  10. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    These talks are ongoing and will lead to a reasonable contract for both sides. Kyle Juszczyk is unique and would be hard to replace.

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/nfl/49ers-pro-bowl-fb-kyle-juszczyk-exchange-contract-offers/ar-BB1dXbyA?ocid=msedgdhp

  11. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    The current Jimmy G situation at QB takes me back to the 60’s and early 70’s when John Brodie was the Niner starting QB.

    A lot of the “Faithful” had no faith in Brodie. They were constantly clamoring for backup George Mira or Steve Spuriier.
    Yet Brodie led the Niners to 3 playoffs which they couldn’t advance. There was always a Dallas or Minnesota standing in the way. At the time Brodie was the best the Niners had and a top five QB.
    Seems to be a Niner tradition that unless your name is Joe or Steve there’s always someone out there that will magically lead you to unheard of heights.

    https://www.nbcsports.com/bayarea/49ers/how-jimmy-garoppolo-49ers-could-benefit-fans-rallying-behind-qb

  12. winderNo Gravatar says:

    It took me about 10 minutes to figure out that both Mira and Spurrior(sp) were not the answer. For most of the 60’s the Niners were a .500 team or in that neighborhood.

  13. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Spurrier was the Heisman winner and the Niners used him as a punter.
    He was the third pick of the first round 1967 NFL Draft.
    It took him 6 years and an injury to Brodie for Spurrier to get significant snaps

  14. winderNo Gravatar says:

    Brodie had some fantastic games but he also had some not so fantastic games He really came into his own in the early 70’s. Kinda like Alex Smith I honestly hated Smith from 2007-2010 then he got some good support from our defense and shined. I still think if Williams didn’t boot those kickoffs we would have won that SB.

  15. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    John Lynch has just confirmed that Jimmy G is the starting QB
    with the caveat “if healthy”.

    https://sports.yahoo.com/john-lynch-no-doubt-jimmy-194028362.html

    It really must be tiresome for Jimmy G to read that there are 5-10 QBs that were going to replace him, It wears on the psyche.

    As I said before this talk will not end until he restructures his contract to allow resigning someone like Trent Williams.

    There is speculation that Shanahan would be interested in C Alex Mack as a short term answer even though he’s 35 years old now.

  16. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    If I could recoup the Pick we gave away for Jimmy I’d do it.
    Another short term answer for me would include Matt Ryan.

  17. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Some mock drafts have Penn St LB Micah Parsons available when the Niners pick. Parsons is something special and might be Warner/Willis/Bowman ability wise. Although not a glaring need I would probably make the pick as he is the BPA.

    A LB corps of Warner, Greenlaw and Parsons would be formidable.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rM88rxhtDlI

  18. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Add TE Kyle Pitts to that slot 12 scenario also Bullit.
    He and Kittle would be outstanding Pitts is a receiving weapon.
    I always lean BPA regarding Draft philosophy.

    Then, I could even get a little excited to see his UF QB Trask as a potential target in RD2, maybe 3?

  19. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Now it’s crazy time in Seattle. If this happens this might be the biggest gift that could happen within the division. Russell Wilson has always been the Niner nemesis.

    https://www.nbcsports.com/bayarea/49ers/nfl-rumors-russell-wilson-discussed-trade-destinations-seahawks

  20. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    NJ

    I have never heard your opinion on Josh Rosen. If there is a preseason I would like to see what growth he has under Shanhan’s tutelage. He has a big arms and can spin the ball.

    Don’t know much about Kyle Trask but taking him in round 2 makes me think of Drew Locke or Brock Ostweiler. Jets might let Darnold go for a second round pick so I would do that rather than take Trask.

    If they have confidence in Rosen than they should wait until Day 3 to draft a QB.

    Round 2 pick should go to taking a CB or an Olineman.

  21. winderNo Gravatar says:

    We are probably gonna have to fill quite a few holes this offseason. I think I would run straight BPA the whole way. However I still believe we need to get a QB that truly has potential somewhere in this draft. There will probably be a lot of mistakes for a lot of teams in this years draft. Although most top rated players will be at a pro day sometime or another there is not gonna be the usual measurements to add up and compare. We will see how good we really are at it this year.

  22. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    No matter who the quarterback is, we’d better do a hell of a lot better job at protecting him. Jimmy took way too many hard shots the last two years. I surely do not want to trade the farm for a QB just to have him hurt right away. Too close to the Plunkett experience of my youth.

    Fix the O-line first. And the DBs.

  23. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Good to see you back, Grump. Thought we might have lost you.

  24. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    Off-season. I still lurk occasionally. Been a bad few weeks, too.

    My daughter has become a casualty of the Covid Lockdown. Spun into depression over the last few months. Therapy didn’t help. Hates being imprisoned at home at 15. She made a suicide attempt last weekend. Still in the hospital. Waiting for the Prozac to help. And for people to stop shitting their pants over kids in California going to school when the risk to kids from Covid is barely above zero, while suicide is a leading cause of death.

  25. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Grumpy

    It saddens me to hear about your daughter.
    Schools should be opening back in the next few months and I hope for the best for your family.
    Things are improving except if you live in Texas.

  26. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Sorry to hear that, Grump. Tough time to be a kid these days. Several of my grandkids are suffering though this, too.

  27. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Grump I share my strength to you and yours.
    I live in your domain.
    Educators are my world.
    Hoping the politically powerful wake up to reality. We need leadership.
    Our children are suffering as well as our teachers.

  28. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Bullit I always thought Rosen was overrated. Often too coddled as a prospect.
    Might he have some talent? Hoping so.
    My concern is more about his heart and ambition.

    Like Jimmy, I don’t think he’s much of a fighter.
    Gimme a guy like Joe or TB who didn’t get all that smoke blown up their asses and, want to make a statement.

  29. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    NJ
    You have set a high bar (unachievable?) when you make the standard
    Montana or Brady.

    I’d give Rosen a long look because he came at no cost and maybe Without the combine Shanahan can mold him into something.

    Without the Combine evaluations of players will be all over the place.
    It will give the scouting dept a chance to find hidden gems especially guys that have a poor pro day.

  30. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Bullit Rosen is a blank slate.
    Untapped potential?
    Perhaps.
    Can we gamble on a championship?
    I don’t see it.

  31. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Lacking Combine evaluation is more a future issue.
    We need a QB to pair with a strong D IMO.

  32. winderNo Gravatar says:

    Grump- I hope the best for your family. I know that for some kids the ages between 14-16 are some of the hardest to get through. I had a real tough time at 15 myself and that was at a time when things were a lot slower. I think it’s pretty hard to be a kid nowadays.

  33. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Hey Grumpy, NJ49er would like you to contact him directly. If you’re up for that, send me an email at skeebers@49ersoutsider.com and I will pass along NJ’s email address to you (or yours to him if you prefer).

  34. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Or you could tell either or both of us to stick it, which would certainly be an entirely fair grumpian response.

  35. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    It has been noted that McGlinchey had a subpar season because the RG osition was weak and a revolving door. Last season the most effective RG was Brunskill but they moved him to center and then he got hurt after he replaced Garland. It effected McGlinchey’s play because he overcompensated to protect the inside and was beaten often to the outside as an end result.

    Two positions they have to upgrade are Center and RG. It will be interesting if the talk that Alex Mack might be a short 2 year answer
    until they can groom his replacement. Signing Mack would mean releasing Richburg who has not regained his health and might never play again.

    Even though Mack is now 35 he is a top ten center.

    Of course signing Trent Williams to a reasonable contract is the number one priority for the offense.

  36. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    NFL offseason calendar

    February 23-March 9: Teams can apply the franchise and/or transition tags to pending free agents during this period

    March 15-17: Legal negotiating window before free agency, a.k.a the “legal tampering” period

    March 17: The new league year begins at 4 p.m. ET

    March 17: After 4 p.m. teams can begin officially signing free agents

    April 29-May 1: The 2021 NFL Draft in Cleveland
    ====

    Tomorrow we’re in March , so in a little over 2 weeks Free Agent signing will start to happen.

    There be lots of rumors floated.

    Two rumors which I think are ridiculous are the Niners would be interested in signing GB RB Aaron Jones and Colts WR T Y Hilton. Wishful thinking from their agents that float these rumors to drive their price up because they don’t have cap money to overspend.

  37. winderNo Gravatar says:

    Yeah, pretty much all the agents, and FO personnel are full of crap at this time of year. But they have a captive audience especially with the pandemic going on. I don’t know about anyone else but i am still waiting for the vaccine.

  38. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Winder

    I got vaccinated this week with the Pfizer version.
    I qualified because I’m 66 and made an appointment and the whole process took about 25 minutes which included 15 min wait time to see if you have an adverse reaction. Arm got sore next day and that lasted 24 hours. Second shot is 3 weeks later.

    Dr Fauci said this morning that after you are fully vaccinated you can possibly meet with other people that also have been vaccinated.
    That is a big step towards normalcy.

    IMO there should be no reason not to get vascinated.

    https://news.yahoo.com/pfizer-vaccine-dramatically-reduces-covid-110624041.html

  39. winderNo Gravatar says:

    bullit- thanks for that. In Oregon they had some delays and are doing my age group starting tomorrow. I am gonna get one as soon as possible probably within the next week or two.

  40. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Winder

    I hope Oregon is organized and things run smoothly.
    I read where in Florida where seniors waited 16 hours in line to get vacinnated. Even 2 hours in line is too long when you’re old. 16 hours is elder abuse and is shameful.

    Having an appointment is important and nobody wastes their time.
    Wishing you a seamless and quick vaccination.

  41. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Washington is about to release Ruben Foster.
    After claiming him off waivers, Foster never played a down for Washington.
    A waste of talent because Foster is a knucklehead.

    https://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2021/03/01/reuben-foster-appears-unlikely-to-remain-in-washington/

  42. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Cards sign JJ Watt for $31 mil

    Niners will now have to deal with Aaron Donald and JJ Watt twice a year.

    https://www.yahoo.com/sports/jj-watt-reveals-on-twitter-hes-signing-with-cardinals-for-reported-31-m-175236598.html

  43. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    McGlinchey’s asshole puckers yet another degree with that news Bullit.
    Our OL better get some serious attention next month.

  44. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    The two keys to the Oline is re-signing Trent Williams and a short term fix in Alex Mack who should be good for 2 more seasons.

    Creed Humphery C Oklahoma might be available in the 3rd round or later. That was one of your draft crushes from last year NJ, he decided to stay in school and now is this year’s draft.

  45. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Landon Dickerson from ‘Bama now ahead of Creed.
    Alex Leatherwood also makes my short list Bullit.
    He’s likely to move inside but, I’m wondering if he’d be an improvement over McGlinchey?

  46. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    I’m also high on Mac Jones if we hold onto Jimmy.
    So many moving parts involved, with little wiggle room on the Cap.

    I see the Bears nabbed Tom Herman.
    Always liked his brand of Offense.
    What’s your take on Sam Cosmi?
    He’s on my radar too.
    Ehlinger on my fringe list as well.

  47. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    NJ

    Cosmi should have stayed in school for another year. He might be better as an OG He is now considered a second round pick . If he had stayed he could have moved up to top 15 in first round.

    If you want a strong safety you might look at Caden Sterns from Texas.
    His game is similar from another former Longhorn Desean Elliot who starts for the Ravens. Most likely a 4th or 5th round pick.

    As I said I would sign Mack for 2 years and pick someone like Creed Humphery on the second day and develop him to take over for Mack when he retires or else play him at RG.

    Stanford has a potential hight draft pick in LT Walker Little or do we think he’s another Joshua Garnett/Kwame Harris? (it hurts to think about those two)

  48. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    NJ

    The knock on Tom Herman was he did not get the most out of the tremendous talent he recruited to Texas. Looking at Bama and LSU
    the Texas talent was slightly below yet those schools consistently have 2 to 6 first round picks in the draft.

    The change was made when some of his players started telling recruits that Herman was a phony and didn’t live up to his promises. Texas went after Urban Meyer and ended up with Sarkisian.

    Expectations are he’s runniing the same offense he did at Bama and he’s getting commitments from top talent getting a QB from LA named Malik Murphy, Two of the top RBs from Texas and 3 top WRss o we shall see.

    Texas has a QB competition between Casey Thompson who threw 4 TD passes in one quarter in the Alamo Bowl when starter Sam Ehlinger was hurt and redshirt freshman Hudson Card who is considered a very special QB with a huge arm. Stay tuned.

  49. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Center Alex Mack welcomes the possibility of playing for the Niners because he’s an unrestricted free agent

    https://www.sportstalkatl.com/if-alex-mack-isnt-retiring-the-falcons-should-try-and-bring-him-back/

    If Shanahan can convince Mack to play another 2 years , this will be a considerable upgrade to the interior

  50. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    And I’ve seen that Richburg had hip surgery as well.
    Call his playing days with SF history.
    Mack, and a rookie Draftee to mentor, makes sense to me.

  51. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Raiduhs are releasing G Gabe Jackson, if they can afford him it would solve the RG problem

    https://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2021/03/03/report-raiders-to-release-gabe-jackson/

    Ex Niner Daniel Kilgore starts at C for KC and so does Ex Niner
    Joe Looney for the Cowgurls.

  52. winderNo Gravatar says:

    The Raiders will probably dump Trent Brown also. I would stay away from him. I would go after Jackson and i think Mack is almost a sure thing. getting both those guys would be huge. Sounds to me like the Raiders are gonna try and make a big splash in the FA market.

  53. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Brown did what we knew he would do: play hard for one year, get a fat contract, then loaf his way around and out of the league.

  54. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    “The 49ers announced the team has signed TE Ross Dwelley and S Marcell Harris to one-year extensions.”

  55. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Cowgurls pay crazy money and sign Dak Prescott to a 4 year $160 mil contract with a $66 million signing bonus.

    https://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2021/03/08/inside-the-dak-prescott-contract/

  56. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    The Niners rank 9th in the league in cap room for the upcoming year

    . Jaguars: $86.42

    2. Jets: $78.96 million

    3. Colts: $70.89 million

    4. Patriots: $68.74 million

    5. Washington: $56.77 million

    6. Broncos: $45.48 million

    7. Bengals: $42.55 million

    8. Panthers: $31.25 million

    9. 49ers: $28.02 million

  57. winderNo Gravatar says:

    The Pats are gonna get Trent Brown on a one year for 11mil. they have to give up a 5th pick but get a 7th. That is a desperation move imo.

  58. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    NJ

    This guy is a “sleeper” pick maybe a 3rd or 4th rounder that might be the answer at guard or center.
    “Quinn Meinerz, Wisconsin-Whitewater (6-foot-3, 320 pounds)

    Hartford, Wis. (Union); Age: 22.46

    A two-year starter at Wisconsin-Whitewater, Meinerz was the left guard in offensive coordinator Peter Jennings’ zone scheme. Considered a borderline draft pick after his junior year, he didn’t have a 2020 college football season, but he spent the year training, reshaped his body and honed his skills, all of which were on display during his impressive Senior Bowl performance.

    Meinerz is quick and controlled post-snap with the hand timing, core strength and finishing effort to impose his will. There is a level of transparency with him because there are no questions about his toughness or competitive spirit, but conversely, he lacks ideal experience and wasn’t routinely challenged at the Division III level. Overall, Meinerz faces a substantial uptick in competition at the NFL level, but his power, technique and play personality translate well to the pro game, projecting as a starting center with guard versatility.

    https://cdn.theathletic.com/app/uploads/2021/03/03100641/RPReplay_Final1611789529.mp4

    All-22 Takeaway: No prospect has helped himself more over the last few months than Meinerz, who went from late-round possibility to top-75 pick. But that is how dominant he looked during Senior Bowl week. On this practice rep in Mobile, Pitt’s Patrick Jones helps him out by leaving his feet and abandoning his hands, but I’m focusing more on Meinerz’s body movements here. He uses a quick stab with his outside hands while he works his hips and feet into position to stymie Jones’ rush momentum. Meinerz does a great job staying on schedule with his technique and finishing skills.

  59. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    No sleeper to me Bullit.
    Saw him in Mobile.
    He’s on my list 😀

  60. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Williams has publicly stated he wants to remain a Niner and Sherm thinks he will sign and stay.

    https://currently.att.yahoo.com/sports/trent-williams-possible-return-49ers-042909434.html

  61. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    “Last year’s cap: $198.2 million.

    This year’s cap: $182.5 million.
    — Adam Schefter “

  62. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    “Saints are releasing WR Emmanuel Sanders.”

    Maybe we’ll take you back – maybe.

  63. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    “49ers get one compensatory pick at the end of Round 3 for Robert Saleh getting the Jets’ head coaching job and a pick next year for Martin Mayhew taking the GM job in Washington.”

  64. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Also the Aints are considering releasing Kwon Alexander.

    Not sure there will be interest from Lynch in pursuing him as he never performed up to his contract

  65. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    IIRC Niners received a 5th round pick and Kiko Alonso for Alexander

  66. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Bullit I forgot to mention that I can see QMeinerz as an option to fill our needs at Center, not only OG.
    He was tested at both positions in Mobile.
    Quite versatile IMO, along with my requisite amount of NASTY 😀

  67. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Putting him alongside Mack for a year or 2 could easily be a great move going forward.
    I’m leaning towards Mac Jones at 12 with the possibility of Slater there too.
    Knowing the connection Bill has to ‘Bama, Mac could easily be more appealing to him at 15 than surrendering a Pick to get Jimmy back.

  68. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    If you are a draft geek you will appreciate this series on the top 100 in this draft. Scouting reports are comprehensive and very informative
    as they count down to one from 100. Best thing is it’s FREE!

    https://sports.yahoo.com/2021-nfl-draft-clemson-wr-amari-rodgers-rose-up-the-rankings-as-senior-002113939.html

  69. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    “49ers reached agreement with CB Emmanuel Moseley on a two-year deal worth up $10.1 million.”

  70. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    I have always though Moseley was more consistent than Witherspoon.
    Two FAs from other teams Niners are hoping to sign are slot corner Hilton from Steelers and center Mack from Falcons per ongoing rumors.

  71. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Seahags will never be the same without Russell Wilson if they foolishly trade him away.

    Wilson has always been the fly in the ointment when playing Seattle and IMO Seattle is mediocre without Wilson and will spend years searching for a QB.

    Chicago is willing to give up Kalil Mack and Trubisky along with some draft picks for Wilson. The soap opera continues.

  72. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    “The 49ers announce they’ve tendered a one-year contract to exclusive rights free agent OL Daniel Brunskill and released DL Ronald Blair.”

  73. winderNo Gravatar says:

    Real glad we signed Moseley. Always thought Brunskill was staying. If Blair is healthy he’s going to the Jets, Saleh loved him some Blair.

  74. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Per Ian Rappaport the Niners are restructuring Weston Richburg’s contract freeing up $6.9 mil in cap space with Richburg essentially retiring at 29 years old. His recent hip surgery was the final blow.

    This is a big plus which will give them needed flexibility going forward.

  75. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    New post is up.

2021 Schedule
09/12 - 10:00 AM @ DET
09/19 · 10:00 AM @ PHI
09/26 · 5:20 PM v GB
10/03 · 1:05 PM v SEA
10/10 · 1:25 PM @ AZ
10/17 BYE
10/24 · 5:20 PM v IND
10/31 · 10:00 AM @ CHI
11/07 · 1:25 PM v AZ
11/15 · 5:15 PM v LAR
11/21 · 10:00 AM @ JAX
11/28 · 1:25 PM v MIN
12/05 · 5:20 PM @ SEA
12/12 · 10:00 AM @ CIN
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
 
2020 Prognostications (Mulligan Version)
WINNERS:
Bullit: 6-10
NJ49er: 6-10

LOSERS:
Skeebers: 7-9
Winder: 4-12

ABSTAINERS:
Grumpy: DNP
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