Palace Intrigue

By all accounts, Kyle Shanahan and John Lynch are co-existing in pleasant harmony. So were Jim Harbaugh and Trent Baalke in 2011, their first year together. Then Baalke delivered Harbaugh a 2012 draft class that was worthless. End of harmony.

It’s highly unlikely that will happen to Lynch and Shanahan in their second year. Baalke used his first two picks in 2012 on a couple of small offensive guys who were supposed to be playmakers. They weren’t. And Baalke’s inability to draft players who could help the offense began its long, slow ride to infamy.

Lynch also used his second pick this year on a small offensive guy who is supposed to be a playmaker. We’ll see. But, he used his first pick on an offensive tackle — about as close as it comes to a sure, safe pick in the draft. There have been a few first round tackles who flopped, but it’s the rarity, rather than the routine.

All of which makes WR Dante Pettis the key member of the 2018 draft class. If he becomes a difference maker, Lynch and Shanahan can remain pals. If he doesn’t, there might be some stirrings of doubt seeping into the hunky-dory partnership.

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20 comments on “Palace Intrigue
  1. robNo Gravatar says:

    “If he doesn’t, there might be some stirrings of doubt seeping into the hunky-dory partnership.”
    Our 2012 team was stacked with talent so Baalke took a chance on two smaller ‘faster ‘ guys and lost.
    I’m going to guess that Shanahan had a lot of say in the Pettis pick !

  2. WinderNo Gravatar says:

    Heaven forbid if one of our high round draft picks doesn’t pan out. It could be chicken little all over again. I am more worried about Pettis getting creamed than his football skills. We will find out when a couple of NFL linebackers introduce themselves.

  3. Uncle ChuckNo Gravatar says:

    Creating sh!t from thin air again? Remember JJ Stokes? Crystal Todd Shell? James Owens? Of course not. The greatest GMs in world world miss sometimes. Baalke missed about 85% of the time. And St. Jim is a known malcontent.

    One guy and you throw in the towel on the relationship?

    Keep grasping for those turds, Skeebs.

  4. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Uh oh. Garoppolo only completed 8 out of 20 passes on the final day of minicamp. The sky is definitely falling.

  5. WinderNo Gravatar says:

    Lol, yeah I guess it’s time to shitcan him.

  6. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    We should wait to hear what the Barnyard Stalker thinks. The world can’t move without his input.

  7. Uncle ChuckNo Gravatar says:

    Say my name, bitch. You protect your minions yet cast apersions to the wind. Like a bitch. No wonder spitblood turned on you.

  8. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    RIP Keith Fahnhorst who passed away on 6/12 at age of 66.

    Solid OT

  9. robNo Gravatar says:

    Keith Fahnhorst

    2× Super Bowl Champion (XVI, XIX)
    2× First-Team All-Pro (1983, 1984)
    Second-Team All-Pro (1985)

  10. WinderNo Gravatar says:

    Even though we didn’t win many games 78-80 we did build a pretty good offensive line. If it wasn’t for them we would have never went on the run that we did. RIP Keith. You will be missed.

  11. WinderNo Gravatar says:

    I know we drafted Keith in 74 but I had my dates wrong I thought we drafted Cross and Ayers in 78 but it was in 76.

  12. Uncle ChuckNo Gravatar says:

    Crazy thing about that line that became so good is that it was drafted by 3 different regimes. Fahnhorst was Dick Nolan/ Lou Spadia in ’74, Cross and Ayers were Monte Clark in ’76, and Audick was cut by the Steelers and signed by Joe Thomas in ’77, and Quillan was drafted by Walsh in 1978.

  13. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Funny stuff and we play this team (Jake Butt Bronco TE)

    Are you all too PC or can you laugh at this. Hits kinda close to home. Sorry if this hurts anyone’s feelings.

    LGBTQ, what is the Q?

  14. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    In all seriousness…

    as I’ve said before, it’s time for Butt to shit or get off the pot this season. We need consistent production from the TE position.

    by ty2455 on Jun 14, 2018 | 6:41 AM reply

  15. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Answered my own question

  16. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Happy Dad’s Day!

  17. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    New post is up.

2020 Schedule
9-13: L Cardinals 24, 49ers 20
9-20: W 49ers 31, Jets 13
9-27: W 49ers 36, Giants 9

10-4: L Eagles 25, 49ers 20
10-11: L Dolphins 43, 49ers 17
10-18: W 49ers 24, Rams 16
10-25: W 49ers 33, Patriots 6

11-1: L Seahawks 37, 49ers 27
11-5: L Packers 34, 49ers 17
11-15: L Saints 27, 49ers 13


11-29: W 49ers 23, Rams 20

12-7: L Bills 34, 49ers 24
12-13: L Washington 23, 49ers 15
12-20: L Cowboys 41, 49ers 33
12-26: W 49ers 20, Cardinals 12

1-3: L Seahawks 26, 49ers 23

2020 Draft Class
1. DT Javon Kinlaw, South Carolina
1. WR Brandon Aiyuk, Arizona State
5. OL Colton McKivitz, West Virginia
6. TE Charlie Woerner, Georgia
7. WR Jauan Jennings, Tennessee
2020 Prognostications (Mulligan Version)
Bullit: 6-10
NJ49er: 6-10

Skeebers: 7-9
Winder: 4-12

Grumpy: DNP