Pawn to K-4

It’s July, and we’re two weeks through the awful empty hours between OTAs and Training Camp. Time to get the little play toys out on the board and preside over their fate. While we await the next episode of Extreme Dumbover: NFL.

By my count, there are four starters who are probably playing their last year of 49er football: Jonathon Goodwin, Donte Whitner, Carlos Rogers, and Frank Gore. Gore may squeeze out one more year while Marcus Lattimore gets up to speed, and that would be fine. He deserves to play in the new stadium before hanging up his cleats.

Goodwin took a pay cut to stay on the team this year, but Daniel Kilgore will probably take over in 2014. Parys Haralson also took a pay cut, but it was less a matter of staying on the team as a chance to compete in Training Camp to stay on the team.

Whitner should be replaced, but he’s acquired Mark Roman’s mantle as the brains of the secondary, even though he can’t cover a plate of beans. Rogers is the best slot corner on the team, even though he can’t cover small, quick receivers like Seattle’s Percy Harvin, the Rams former Danny Amendola who has been replaced by the same model of skills in Tavon Austin.

As you can see, two of the going-going-gone players reside in the 49er secondary, which wasn’t that great last year, won’t be great this year, and will be even worse next year if these two are not suitably replaced. GM Trent Baalke declined to address the CB issue in the 2013 draft, but did bring in aging Nnamdi Asomugha during free agency. Nnamdi is either washed up, or is just useless as a zone coverage CB, but still viable as a man to man guy.

Note the word “viable” above because it pretty much describes the 49er secondary. Somewhere between okay and I’m going to scream. Okay if the pass rush is dominant, and tonsil time if it is not.

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92 comments on “Pawn to K-4
  1. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    Sorry, Skeebs. I don’t feel like football right now.
    19 firefighters, some from NM, lost their lives.
    I was just up in similar mountains last summer while my friends were great enough to take me on an short trip.
    Damned bird woke me up at 3 and I’m complaining.

  2. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Another player that could be on that bubble is Ahmad Brooks.
    They might want to renegotiate the $5.15 mil base owed to him in 2014. I do not think his production justifies the salary
    with 6.5 sacks and a career high of 7 sacks. Andre Carte was let go as too expensive and Carter achieved double digit sacks four times in his career.
    This will only happen if Lemonier advances to a level capable of displacing Brooks and making Ahmad a rotation player.
    The one thing that drives me crazy about Brooks are his constant offsides penalties especially the ones that give the offense first downs on 3rd and 4.
    It seems he’s offsides every other game and these penalties hurt.

  3. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Tank will be an interesting project. I don’t know how a high 2nd round pick should be a project but the 49ers say he will be a 3-4 DE. Thing is he looks to me to be more of an Ahmad Brooks replacement. They say that is how they are going to use him this year and then transition him the next year to be the next Justin Smith. I’m not comfortable with that because his highlight reel shows him to a pass rushing specialist. I guess I’ll just have to wait and see.

  4. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    Berger, I had the same reaction to Tank. Hopefully Tomsula can work a little magic there.

  5. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Grumpy- As good as he looks as a pass rusher it seems he should be a pass rushing OLB. I don’t spend my days looking at film like our scouting dept does, so I’ll just wait and see what happens and bitch later if it backfires. Isn’t that our job as bloggers! Pass the popcorn, please.

  6. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Shoulds drafted Jared Crick

  7. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Nothing like getting into a brawl to keep Aaron Henandez’s name and reputation pristine.
    His buddies are knuckleheads for
    getting involved in this manner.
    Too much testosterone and macho bravado BS.
    Hernandez doesn’t need the bad publicity and now we know he has a brother.,0,4094930.story

  8. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Yeah, when Nolan brought Justin Smith here, he was thought to be undersized for a 3-4 DE. And that was at 280. One of the reasons Cincy let him walk was because they were switching to a 3-4 defense and thought the same thing. Then again, Fangio moved him inside for their nickel package, and he does what he does regardless. Which is take on multiple blockers to free up the LBs.
    Tank’s a little smaller at 275, but I’m sure they can bulk him up some, if need be.
    Bullitt, not sure how the Andre Carter comparison flies. The Niners were in salary-purge mode back in ’04. Everyone making over $200.00 was let go. Plus, Carter’s numbers with the Niners dropped dramtically. He had his 12 sack season, then tapered off. But then the entire team was in suck mode by then, so that’s understandable.

  9. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    My point was that Brooks is due to make $5.15 mil in 2014 and for that kind of money he should have double digit sack totals and cut down on the dumb offsides penalties which to me are inexcusable.
    If Andre Carter can get double digit sacks 4 times in his career
    Brooks should at least achieve that for the first time.
    In 2010 Travis Laboy had 5 sacks
    just coming in as a situational pass rusher.
    Brooks is not worth his 2014 salary unless he improves his numbers by stepping up his level of play.

  10. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    The initial reports on Lemonier were good from what I heard. Maybe he will solve this problem for us.

  11. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    With Kaep needing to be resigned next year, some will be gone that we don’t want to see go. The advantage that we have had with paying the QB position so little recently won’t be the case next year.

  12. winderNo Gravatar says:

    Lotta if’s with out DB’s. If we can control the ball with our running game and limit the 3&outs we will have a lot more success.
    Then again, if our new DE’s and OLB’s shine which is what I think will happen, we should win games by more than 3-7 points.

  13. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    What makes it tougher for the better teams is the salary cap has not increased like it used to
    so if you have a top QB he will eat up about 20% of what’s available, it means less for the rest of the roster.
    Does parity equal mediocrity as it’s impossible to keep a winning team together (see the Ravens)?

  14. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    The best DBs can easily get beaten if there’s little pass rush. This is was and will be the key. J Smith allowing A Smith to attack cleanly had everything to do with his eye-popping sack numbers last year.
    Limiting J Smith’s plays should help with the addition of Glenn Dorsey. That is, if Dorsey can eventually approximate the abilities of J Smith.

  15. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:


  16. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    The Niner pass defense ranked 4th in the NFL last season. In 8 of the regular season games they held teams to under 200 yards passing with a season low of 58 yards for Cutler and the Bears.
    Pass defense suffered in the Playoffs and can be and has been attributed to the lack of a pass rush.
    After the season we all know now
    that Aldon Smith was playing with a torn labrum and Brooks was hurt
    and had a AC joint shoulder sprain. Healthy personnel will equal potent pass rush which makes the secondary better.
    I do not however discount the 2 obvious blown coverages leading to easy TDs in the Playoffs/Super Bowl. Just a breakdown in communication.

  17. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    This is an old item from Rotoworld
    in case you missed it
    “49ers OLB Ahmad Brooks’ 2013 salary has de-escalated from $4.3 million to $2.7 million because he “did not meet certain requirements. “Those “certain requirements” included playing 93.2 percent of the 49ers’ defensive snaps, and San Francisco winning 12 games. It’s rough stuff for a player who had a big season, notching 47 tackles, 6.5 sacks and an interception. Going on 29, Brooks graded out as the No. 5 3-4 outside linebacker in Pro Football Focus’ ratings after being No. 22 a season ago. Brooks is signed through 2017″

    Interesting that his contract is based on performance from previous season and can be reduced. If Lemonier gets more snaps then Brooks won’t meet the
    playing time requirements and will take another pay cut.

  18. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    Yeah with Lemonier on the roster I would say it’s a safe bet that Brooks will fall short of 93.2% every year going forward. That is a really high percentage of total D snaps. Brooks’s agent dropped the ball agreeing to that one, IMHO.

  19. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    If Brooks didn’t make the number last year, there’s no conceivable way he makes it this year. Yeah, his agent didn’t set a realistic level for Ahmad to reach, Grump. It would be like setting a starting pitcher at 300 innings and 25 wins.
    I wonder how many Niners had an incentive bonus for 12 wins.
    Again, Bullitt, the Carter comparison makes no sense. Carter had one season with double digit sacks as a Niner. He tailed off, but as I said, the entire team tailed off due to bad FA pickups, and the general salary cap nightmare the team was mired in. Throw in the Donohue fiasco, and there you have it. He was a salary cap casualty. Brooks had a strong year last year. At least per Rotoworld. And he’s taking a pay cut, so the point is moot.

  20. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    You are missing my point which shouldn’t be a surprise.
    Original topic was who is vulnerable to being cut for salary cap reasons.
    If you want to be paid $5 mil per year you ought to have at least a 10+ sack season on your resume.
    Brooks has not achieved this. I used Carter as an example because he has done it 4 times in his career, 3 times after leaving.

  21. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    NFL Network determined that the Niners have the best looking uniform in the NFL

  22. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    There are plenty of other LBs on the bubble (Haralson, Fleming, Cam Johnson, among the 10 on the roster) rather than Brooks. My point entirely. Besides, like you posted, Brooks is not making 5 mill. Even if he was, I don’t see them losing him. He’s playing at a high enough level to warrant his adjusted salary.
    What’s Justin Smith getting? How many 10-sack seasons has he had? Zip. He was considered a disappointment in Cincy for this very fact. That’s why there was not a huge reaction to Cincy losing him.

  23. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Newsflash for you.
    Justin Smith has just given the Niners a gift contract extension
    with a big hometown discount
    negotiated without an agent.
    Also Justin Smith is not a rush LB
    and his role is entirely different
    than Brooks.
    Still in 5 years Cowboy has 32 sacks and Brooks 24.5 in 4 seasons.
    It seems that 2013 is the anomaly
    in Brooks contract as it is structured like this per Rotoworld:
    ” 2013: $2.7 million (+ $750,000 in per-game roster bonuses), 2014: $5.15 million, 2015: $6 million (+ $750,000 in per-game roster bonuses), 2016: $6.5 million (+ $750,000 in per-game roster bonuses), 2017: $6.95 million (+ $750,000 in per-game roster bonuses), 2018: Free Agent”
    Also FYI if you combined Haralson,Fleming and Cam Johnson’s salaries they would not even come close to what Brooks is due in 2014.

  24. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    That doesn’t mean they are going to cut Brooks, Bullitt. Granted, he ain’t going to live out the life of that deal, but the life of the contract has the same provisos as this year’s very hard-to-reach escalators. He won’t ever make the full amount. He’s fine at 2.3 mill per. The Niners are getting him for a steal.
    BTW, the escalators are 93.2 snaps on defense, 12 wins, and reaching the NFC Championship game. Brooks played 977 of 1,060 defensive snaps. Or 92.2 snaps. He needed around 12 more to reach that, but still would have lost out since the Niners didn’t win 12 games.
    Like Grump said, a shitty negotiating ploy.

  25. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Are these the proposed future uniforms for the NFL?

  26. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Aaaaaand for no particular reason . . .

    Love Adrian Belew at 2:58

  27. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Speaking of Brooks, he could be in big trouble with the law for assaulting teammate NT Divens with a beer bottle when Divens wouldn’t give Brooks his keys because he was too drunk to drive. The DA in Santa Clara is deciding whether to press charges. Divens is not pressing charges.

  28. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    unca- Did you notice the roster of musicians on that song. Many think Terry Bozio is the best drummer in the world and Patrick O’Hearn has some really good solo CDs from the 80’s and 90’s. Of course, we know about Adrian Belew and King Crimson.

  29. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Here is an old Patrick O’Hearn song from a great CD called Eldorado.

  30. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Another O’Hearn song from the same CD. Probably too slow for some but I find it different enough to be quite interesting. It is very good stuff. The base just kinda sets everything up.

  31. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    One more O’Hearn song from Eldorado before I retire for the night. It’s called Chattahoochee Field Day. Check out the great bass sounds. Sounds like a fretless.

  32. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    If you’re following the music of O’Hearn, you need to have Tangerine Dream in the mix too….
    Just say’n.

  33. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    They’re the Cirque du Soleil of Synth.
    Excellent Head Music.

  34. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    NJ- I do have Tangerine Dream. Don’t forget Vangelis and Jean Michelle Jarre!

  35. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Bergs, speaking of Terry Bozzio, there’s an 80’s teen hijinx film out there called Lunch Wagon Girls. Typical t & a film with the added weirdness of Terry Bozzio and his ex-playboy model wife Dale being in it. Better yet, the sound track is credited to US Drag, but it’s really Missing Persons. They play a few songs in the movie. I remember years ago stumbling across it on HBO and thinking WTF? What’s Terry Bozzio doing in this? When his wife did some songs, I got it. But, weird stuff.

  36. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Although if the assaultee doesn’t want to press charges, what case do they have?

  37. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Vangelis? Didn’t they do that song with Jon Anderson of Yes? One Night in Bangkok?

  38. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Brooks will probably be suspended for this. Absolutely no excuse for this kind of crap.
    If you act stupid when you’re drunk then don’t get drunk.
    It was assault and you don’t assault the designated driver.
    I’ve taken keys away from buddies who wanted to get on the road while drunk and they have gotten pissed but I have never been assaulted.
    Sorry to say but this makes Brooks future after this season murky. Niner or not he’s a dumbass
    for acting like this.

  39. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    If no charges are pressed, then what will Brooks be suspended for?

  40. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    I like to get drunk and blog politics with unca!

  41. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Jon and Vangelis did a whole CD together. It is called Friends of Mr Cairo. Here is a cut off the CD that was made popular by Donna Summer. The 1st time I heard Summer doing this song on the radio I thought, isn’t that a Jon and Vangelis song. How is she going to pull that off? But she did a good job with her version.

  42. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Thing is, without anyone pressing charges, there’s no reason for Brooks to face any suspension. From the league or the team.

  43. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Most people know Vangelis from his title song on the movie Chariots of Fire.

  44. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    You have accused me of being a blind booster and being a rah rah 49er guy.
    I recognize that Brooks has a problem and hitting somebody over the head with a beer bottle while drunk is not a “boys will be boys”
    situation that can just be blown off.
    Brooks needs help and the fact that his bad behavior is now public means to do nothing will only enable him.
    So when a gang shakes down a business for “protection” it’s OK because those people fear for their lives and won’t testify?
    Brooks is a knucklehead and Niner or not he should be held accountable and should not get any consideration because he’s a star football player.

  45. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Of course you miss the point entirely, Bulliltt. If he’s not charged with anything, than what is he being suspended for?
    As much as I hate Worthlessberger, the NFL and Steelers had no legally binding right to suspend him, since he wasn’t charged with anything. If players were able to be suspended for being assholes, well, there’d be about 1,000 players on suspension right now.

  46. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Brooks needs help? Maybe. But you are judge, jury, and nanny?

  47. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    You obviously haven’t looked at a NFL contract.
    Do I need to embarrass you as usual quoting the personal conduct clauses these players agree to?

  48. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    You said the same crap about Aaron Hernandez.
    You really like to stick your foot in your mouth.

  49. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    That doesn’t change the facts, skippy. Goodie Goodell has no legal right to suspend players that aren’t charged with anything. Same with the contracts. If no crime is charged, what is he suspended for?

  50. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    What was Worthlessberger charged for? Hmmmmmmm? Nothing. He took his lumps for the sole purpose of not generating more gossip and talk around the incident. He very well could have fought it and won, but the Steelers would have cut him loose. The ONLY reason he took the fall was to save his job in Pittsburgh.

  51. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Fought it and won? Maybe in the Chuckles World.
    This is how Big Ben went down
    “”The Personal Conduct Policy makes clear that I may impose discipline ‘even where the conduct does not result in conviction of a crime’ as, for example, where the conduct ‘imposes inherent danger to the safety and well being of another person,’ ” Goodell stated in his letter to Roethlisberger.

    “As the District Attorney concluded, the extensive investigatory record shows that you contributed to the irresponsible consumption of alcohol by purchasing [or facilitating the purchase of] alcoholic beverages for underage college students, at least some of whom were likely already intoxicated. There is no question that the excessive consumption of alcohol that evening put the students and yourself at risk. The Personal Conduct Policy also states that discipline is appropriate for conduct that ‘undermines or puts at risk the integrity and reputation of the NFL, NFL clubs, or NFL players.’ By any measure, your conduct satisfies that standard.”

    More excerpts from Goodell’s letter to the Steelers quarterback:

    • “I recognize that the allegations in Georgia were disputed and that they did not result in criminal charges being filed against you. My decision today is not based on a finding that you violated Georgia law, or on a conclusion that differs from that of the local prosecutor. That said, you are held to a higher standard as an NFL player, and there is nothing about your conduct in Milledgeville that can remotely be described as admirable, responsible, or consistent with either the values of the league or the expectations of our fans.”

    • “Your conduct raises sufficient concerns that I believe effective intervention now is the best step for your personal and professional welfare.”

    • “I believe it is essential that you take full advantage of the resources available to you. My ultimate disposition in this matter will be influenced by the extent to which you do so, what you learn as a result, and a demonstrated commitment to making positive change in your life.”

  52. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Playing in the NFL is not an entitlement but a privilege.
    If they tell you to tuck your shirt in or wear a ceratin color socks you do so or face the consequences.
    I am not sure where your dumb arguments are coming from but they don’t hold water especially after what’s going on with Aaron Hernandez which is unfortunate for Brooks.

  53. Unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    They can say what they want. That statement has no legal validity. Do you really think worthless edger changed his ways? He certainly didnt stop drinking.

  54. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    Why do you constantly contradict yourself?
    You accuse me of being a rah rah booster but it is you that want to look the other way on something that really matters.
    Why is that?

    Unless your name is Al Davis the Commissioner of the NFL has all the power and backing of the owners.

    Didn’t someone serve his suspension and get docked millions of dollars? Didn’t the Steelers pay the penalty by missing the Playoffs?
    You just keep talking in circles and contradicting yourself.

  55. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    Skeebers, guess which “Night Gallery” episode was featured on MeTV last night? Yep. I had to watch ’em tear down Tim Riley’s Bar just one more time. No matter how many times I’ve seen something, I always pick up a nuance, quote or different details in a scene when I see it again. For instance. Last night I noticed Ahmad Brooks in the corner of Tim Riley’s Bar beating his teammate over the head with a beer bottle. Funny that.

  56. Unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    You are so easy to jerk around, skippy. And you still don’t get it. The NFL has no legal standing to suspends ayers that aren’t breaking laws.
    Went to Tahoe to escape the 110 heat, and it t-storms and rain. Crazy.

  57. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Please provide evidence to support
    your assertions and the accredited source.

  58. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Nnamdhi has game.
    He now has the celebrity wife
    and she looks good. Congrats and I wish them a life of happiness.

  59. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    You made this statement earler
    “If players were able to be suspended for being assholes, well, there’d be about 1,000 players on suspension right now.”
    There are 1696 players on active NFL rosters and you think 1000 of them should be suspended for being assholes. Really?
    Why do you watch this game if it disgusts you so much?
    Once more you stuck that foot in the old pie hole.

  60. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Nnamdhi’s wife is really good looking!

  61. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Can this Hernandez investigation get any more bizarre?

  62. Unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    It’s funny the leaps in reasoning you take from my posts, skippy. Carry on.

  63. Unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    So, he kept his murder clothes in the dive apt? Brilliant.
    No Kardashians to take them away?

  64. Unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Read what you quoted from me. Where, pray tell, buwwitt, does it say I think players should be suspended? Froth away. Yer cute when yer frothy.
    Nitery noodles, skippy.

  65. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Yeh, some nonsense with the stash house huh Chuck?
    This kid isn’t the brightest bulb on Broadway is he?
    1)Smash cell phone so no one will find any evidence?
    Maybe the phone company will misplace all the call records too?
    2)Perhaps you’d think to maybe dig a hole somewhere and burn the clothing?
    3)Best decision,dump the body down the street and figure no one would know.
    4)Douche Nozzle.

  66. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    Am I to think I’m dealing with a juggernaut of a legal mind here?
    You said “They can say what they want. That statement has no legal validity”
    Yep according to Chuckles Goodell has not suspended anyone and penalized their team by barring them from even practicing at the team facility as well as docking players paychecks.
    That doesn’t happen in Chuckles version of the NFL.

  67. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    All the previous crimes Aaron Hernandez has been linked to all have common elements. He gets into a dispute at a bar/club.
    He follows the guys he has a problem with out of the club and opens fire with a gun at a traffic light. The police try to question him and he refuses to cooperate.

  68. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Yeh, I saw that Bullit,unreal.
    What a waste of talent and worse, the permanent damage he created along the way.

  69. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Quite possibly Hernandez might have murdered 3 people and shot 3 others.
    His demeanor and the expression on his face speaks volumes in all his appearances on camera.
    No distress that he’s in jail and if he’s innocent he’s not sweating this as everything looks like business as usual for him.

  70. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    His ‘No Comment’attitude speaks volumes IMO.
    An attitude that suggests he’s gotten away with everything along the path to this point and, figures it’s just a technicality that will get worked out perhaps.
    Sad reality is, he’s been too smug to realize this isn’t a College Campus anymore.
    Money may buy him some ‘justice’ in the process but, he’s ruined the lives of numerous people as well as his own.
    Can’t see any amount of legal representation saving him from prison at this point.
    He’s managed to throw his life away.
    Flaming idiot.

  71. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Somewhere along the way,the Live and Let Live mentality of our Generation got lost in favor of the Thug Life.
    ‘My gun is bigger than your gun’.

  72. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    If you look at the University of Florida Football Team a lot of bad stuff was swept under the table by the cops and DA who must have been “Gator fans”.
    Urban Meyer vouched for Hernandez
    and recommended Bellicheat to draft him because he was a changed person and they prayed together.
    In fact IMHO I think Urban Meyer enabled Hernandez to get away with shooting people and created a murdering sociopath thug.
    Harsh and yet to be proven but the dots are there to connect.

  73. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    A lot of your posts have really gone cryptic and are hard to decipher. Please be more clear.
    I definitely don’t speak “Kripke”

  74. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Matt Maiocco has expanded details on the Brooks/Divens incident.
    “The two men, who had become good friends over the past month, were joking throughout the evening. When they arrived back at Brooks’ house, he asked for the keys to his truck. Divens pretended to throw the keys in the grass before handing them to him.

    Divens told an investigator that Brooks, who is listed at 6 foot 3, 259 pounds, hit him over the head with a beer bottle. Divens said he asked Brooks if he realized he just hit him. Brooks responded with some obscenities and struck him a second time. At that point, Divens said he was going back to the hotel to his family. His head was bleeding.

    Brooks said, according to court documents, “Do I need to get my (expletive) gun at the house?”

    Brooks hit Divens a third time with the battle. According to the report, Divens said to Brooks, “Do you realize you hit me in the head with a bottle three times?” Brooks replied, “Get the (expletive) out of here. If you want to press charges, press charges.”

    On his drive back to the hotel, where Divens was living with his wife and children, he continued bleeding a lot, Divens said. He required three stitches to close the wound, according to court documents. Divens initially told authorities he would like to press charges against Brooks for assault.”

    Upon their own investigation if the Niner Front Office finds that this account is accurate they have to discipline Brooks.
    There is no excuse for this type of rage. I am sorry if Chuckles cannot see any fault here. I guess Chuckles thinks nobody died and charges weren’t pressed so it excuses this type of behavior.
    Truly myopic to call me a nanny but Chuck can’t make any reasonable coherent judgements.

  75. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Happy 237th Birthday America!
    In the ’70s our Politics of National Security class had the privilege of taking a field trip to Offutt AFB home of the Strategic Air Command. We were flown up there on a C-135 tanker.
    We were the first college class to ever tour the base.
    We got to see “Looking Glass” (also a EC-135), the hardened underground control center and the highlight of the trip for me the SR-71 Blackbird.
    That is one magnificent plane and a few years later I was at the All Star Game in Oakland when it flew over the stadium after the National Anthem.
    Have a Happy and safe 4th!

  76. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    bullit- The SR-71 is my favorite plane too. I built a plastic model of it and hung it in the hobby room for years. I watched it fly twice and was able to talk to one of the pilots at a static display at March AFB.

  77. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    I would like to see Hernandez let out of jail one night to have him and Ahmad Brooks go out drinking at a bar/night club together. The interesting thing would be to see which one is living at the end of the night.

  78. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    On my field trip I met Gen. Jerry O’Malley who set a mach 3 speed record in the Blackbird. We got to chat over dinner at the SAC Officer’s Club as they had a General or a Colonel at every table. They gave us the first class VIP treatment so it was a memorable experience and very informative.

  79. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    That’s a night I would fondly remember!

  80. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Happy America’s birthday all!

  81. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    The Niner front office will have to do something about this as it’s not going away and is in the national spotlight.
    If true Brooks needs to face discipline that is meaningful and drills it into his mind that he can’t do this crap if he wants to be a 49er.
    Hitting a guy in the head with a beer bottle is bad. Hitting him 3 times, you are trying to do serious damage.

  82. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    Great day, guys, Happy 4th of July!
    I have to wade out to my car after the icestorm, and the fact that it is melting fast.
    LL wanted to take the day off, but he had the whole crew out setting up water pumps to clear the lake in the parking lot.
    Welcome to New Mexico, the Land of Enchantment!
    (The weather here is mild compared with the 4 years I lived in the mountains.)
    Interesting docudrama on the History Channel right now for anyone interested.
    American history from the very beginning. It might last all day, I don’t know. I might as well watch it; I don’t feel like swimming out to my car.

  83. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    What’s more American than American Blues guitarist Joe Bonamassa playing some classic British rock and roll! A Jethro Tull and Yes medley:

  84. winderNo Gravatar says:

    Happy 4th all you outsiders. Even u Brooks. Alcohol has a way of bringing out the best and the worst in people. And, some people should never drink at all.

  85. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    And some people need to drink everyday just to get through it. They’re called, um, ahh, eh… fervid supporters of the grain, barley and hops industries. America needs and depends on their continued support.
    Happy 4th of July.

  86. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    I was most certainly wrong. I just watched one of the most fun fireworks displays I’ve seen since I was a young pup.
    Kids on all sides of my place are still setting off firecrackers. Probably go on till midnight.
    New visitor had snakes, and some other works that kept my neck twisting for hours.
    Nothing like the smell of gunpowder in the evening.
    Especially on Independence Day.
    I hope you all had a nice, safe day and evening.

  87. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    I’m proud to be an American.
    That’s all I wanted to say on this 4th of July.

  88. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Got to have some Sousa on the 4th.
    Stars and Stripes Forever!

  89. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    New post is up.

2021 Schedules
09/12: W 49ers 41, Lions 33
09/19: W 49ers 17, Eagles 11
09/26: L Packers 30, 49ers 28
10/03: L Seahawks 28, 49ers 21
10/10: L Cardinals 17, 49ers 10
10/17 BYE
10/24: L Colts 30, 49ers 18
10/31: W 49ers 33, Bears 22
11/07: L Cardinals 31, 49ers 17
11/15: W 49ers 31, Rams 10L
11/21: W 49ers 30, Jaguars 10
11/28: W 49ers 34, Vikings 26
12/05: L Seahawks 30, 49ers 23 12/12 · 10:00 AMCIN
12/19 · 1:05 PM v ATL
12/23 · 5:20 PM v TEN
01/02 · 1:05 PM v HOU
01/09 · 1:25 PM @ LAR

2021 Draft Class
1. QB Trey Lance, North Dakota State
2. OG Aaron Banks, Notre Dame
3. RB Trey Sermon, Ohio State
3. CB Ambry Thomas, Michigan
5. OG/OT Jaylon Moore, Western Michigan
5. CB Deommodore Lenoir, Oregon
5. S Talanoa Hufanga, USC
6. RB Elijah Mitchell, Louisiana
2021 Prognostications
Bullit: 12-5
Grumpy: 13-4
NJ49er: 11-6
Skeebers: 14-3
Winder: 12-5
Rob: 17-0
Spitblood: 0-17