Plenty of Nothing

At this point in the offseason, “no news is good news” rules the day. It means no 49er has broken any of his precious bodily parts or been arrested for some type of bad behavior.

There’s been quite a bit of speculation about whether Trey Lance or Jimmy Garoppolo will win the starter’s job when the season opens. But Lance hasn’t played in nearly two years and also has to learn Kyle Shanahan‘s rather massive playbook, so it seems obvious to me that Garoppolo will open as the starter.

I would expect the team to use Lance much like New Orleans used Tasom Hill. They’ll work him in with specialty plays, probably for short yardage downs and plays near the goal line.

Other guys of interest in training camp and preseason are the massive new OG Aaron Banks, the two new RBs Trey Sermon and Elijah Mitchell, and the 3rd round CB Ambry Thomas.

Of this group, I’d expect the RBs to contribute quickly this year, because Shanahan has a green thumb when it comes to RBs. The CB will get a lot of play, too, since the team is a little thin at that position. Banks could struggle, though, much like Javon Kinlaw struggled last year. He’s gotten by on his biglyness through high school and college, but the NFL is different. He’ll need to learn technique in order to succeed in the pros.

This will be an interesting training camp and preseason, unlike most years where everything is locked up and there’s very little drama during the month of August. I dare say we’ll all be watching the exhibition games with far more attention than we usually do.

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11 comments on “Plenty of Nothing
  1. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    I’m just anxious to see fans involved again.
    No satisfaction last year when stadiums and Camps lacked them.

  2. winderNo Gravatar says:

    I honestly believe that the only thing that can stand in our way are injuries. Otherwise, I have totally bought into this version of 49er football. Kinda like always at this time of year I am excited to see what we got.

  3. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Whoa! “Free-agent CB Richard Sherman was booked at 6:08 this am at the Seattle Correctional Facility for “Burglary Domestic Violence”, per King County public records. Sherman also was denied bail.”

  4. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Sherman remains jailed without bail in King County. That’s standard practice in Washington domestic violence cases. It’s unknown when a judge will set bail for Sherman.

  5. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Purpl Urkle?

  6. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    “Audio of the 911 call made by Richard Sherman‘s wife has been released, and it’s disturbing — it suggests Sherman is going through a serious struggle with mental health and alcohol abuse.”

  7. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Huge development for NFC West.
    Rams lost starting RB to torn Achilles tendon.
    Akers was supposed to be the Rams workhorse RB.
    This hurts the Rams and shifts the power in the division.

  8. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    One week away from start of training camp

  9. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Some bad news, Gregg Knapp ex Niner coach and now a coach with the Jests was hit by a car while riding his bike at his home in Danville and is in critical condition. Prayers are with him for a speedy recovery.

  10. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    “49ers are giving Fred Warner a five-year, $95 million extension, including $40.5 million guaranteed.”

  11. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    New post is up.

2021 Schedule
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 10
11/21: W 49ers 30, Jaguars 10
11/28: W 49ers 34, Vikings 26
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
 
2021 Prognostications
Bullit: 12-5
Grumpy: 13-4
NJ49er: 11-6
Skeebers: 14-3
Winder: 12-5
Rob: 17-0
Spitblood: 0-17

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