Restocked, Reloaded, & Ready

The three day mini-vacation from the All About Alex show has come and gone.

The 49ers added depth and competition with their five Day 3 draft picks and loaded up for next year’s draft, too. How Belichickian. But for this year, the draft comes down to the first two picks: wide receiver A.J. Jenkins and running back LaMichael James.

Both of these guys have the one thing you can’t teach — speed. And the one thing the 2011 offense lacked.

If this was last year, a lot of folks would be screaming for Trent Baalke’s hide. But, like quarterback Alex Smith, his performance last year has earned him the benefit of the doubt. For now. For Trent. For Alex, doubt is a forever kind of love.

Here’s the complete list of drafted players, for the anal fellows amongst us who keep those tidy little databases. Or for those of you who went on a weekend bender and are just now returning to life:

Round 1 (No. 30): WR A.J. Jenkins — Illinois
Round 2 (No. 61): RB LaMichael James — Oregon
Round 4 (No. 117): OL Joe Looney — Wake Forest
Round 5 (No. 165): LB Darius Fleming — Notre Dame
Round 6 (No. 180): S Trenton Robinson — Michigan State
Round 6 (No. 199): OL Jason Slowey — Western Oregon
Round 7 (No. 237): DE Cam Johnson — Virginia

Off the top, it appears Frank Gore’s days as a three down RB are over. As well as his 1,000 yard seasons. Third down duties will most likely be shared by Brandon Jacobs and James, and Kendall Hunter will get his time, too. The odd man out is Anthony Dixon, who will have to take his wild and crazy Do, as well as his lugggage, to some other NFL venue come cut down days.

Baalke used this draft also to acquire three extra picks in next year’s draft — a third, fifth, and sixth. For those needing instant gratification, this futuristic approach is not popular. But now that the team is locked into the bottom of draft rounds for the foreseeable future, the only way to continue to acquire the elite draft talents is to have enough extra picks to make trading up to get them a possibility.

We’ll get our first look at these new players at the May 10th rookie mini-camp. Not really a look, since nobody will be allowed to actually look, least of all Outsiders, but we’ll hear about them from people who do have first hand look privileges and can rave about how good they look even if they actually don’t look too good. That’s enough about look for the moment. (Rob says to remind everyone that look spelled backwards is kool.)

With the new FA and draft acquisitions, plus a full offseason program, the 49ers almost have to have a more complex and dangerous offense next season. One that will not require Alex Smith to lead six fourth quarter comebacks to save six games out of their fourteen victories that would otherwise have been lost. With or without the turnover differential, the defense will once again be an elite crew. If the offense becomes a top ten force, too, there is no team in the league that can say it is better than us. Nooobody.

And now back to our regular telecast. When last seen, Alex had led his team to the brink of the Super Bowl, only to see himself ignored by the wandering eyes of his boss that flirted openly with a perfect stranger before getting dumped. Wounded by this unseemly disregard, Alex the Noble nevertheless honored his vows and once again prepared for another season as The Man, while over his shoulder in the shadows lurked the ever present specter of this year’s The Other Man. Can Alex survive yet again? Stay tuned for the season premier in September of All About Alex, season eight of this wildly popular long running football soap opera.

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62 comments on “Restocked, Reloaded, & Ready
  1. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    I have labelled an Alex Smith
    lover, supporter and apologist.
    I consider myself a 49er fan and supporterof the team. Been following the team since Kezar and the ’60s
    as I grew up in the Richmond and used to walk to Kezar with my Chrstopher Milk Jr 49er ticket to sit in the endzone.
    My interest is to have the team win and Alex Smith gives them the best chance of winning. As Skeebs mentioned I had forgotten that Smith led them to 6 fourth quarter comebacks last year.
    I challenged the Alex Smith critics to stick their necks out
    and declare a superior alternative
    that’s viable and on the roster.
    Nobody would back CK to start now as they realize he is raw and will make the mistakes that will cost us some games.
    I have confidence that Harbaugh will put the winning QB behind center. CK or JJ right now are still a year away from challenging
    to start.

  2. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    What we need is more 3 and 4 WR sets without it costing us our running game. Speed at WR is one of the things that does that because it drops the safeties back 5-15 yards.

  3. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Yes. Good. Stuff. Skeebs.
    Unfortunately the Red Horse I been ridin’ tonight at this late hour kinda puts da stopper on a quick reaction never mind in-depth analysis to the likes of:
    -“For those needing instant gratification, this futuristic approach is not popular. But now that the team is locked into the bottom of draft rounds for the foreseeable future, the only way to continue to acquire the elite draft talents is to have enough extra picks to make trading up to get them a possibility”
    -“Hey that’s Kool” per Rob. Hmmm, gonna sleep on dis deep shit…
    -“With the new FA and draft acquisitions, plus a full offseason program, the 49ers almost have to have a more complex and dangerous offense next season” Well yeah. And, and…huh? What? Later gents, jeeezus…
    -“And now back to our regular telecast. When last seen, Alex had led his team to the brink of the Super Bowl, only to see himself ignored by the wandering eyes of his boss that flirted openly with a perfect stranger before getting dumped. Wounded by this unseemly disregard, Alex the Noble nevertheless honored his vows and once again prepared for another season as The Man, while over his shoulder in the shadows lurked the ever present specter of this year’s The Other Man. Can Alex survive yet again? Stay tuned for the season premier in September of All About Alex, season eight of this wildly popular long running football soap opera.” Well Yeeeaahh…
    Okay, gonna tune in, add my 3 centavos—manana

  4. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Well said Sir bullit…yeah, like dat!

  5. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Randy Moss has reported for duty.

  6. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Niners have 13 draft picks next year.

  7. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Chuck’s feet stink.

  8. unca chuckNo Gravatar says:

    13? And no, they don’t.

  9. unca chuckNo Gravatar says:

    By my count, we have 10 picks next year.

  10. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    Extra Third, fifth, sixth, and seventh (from Taylor Mays).
    Or did I miss us trading away any? Scorecard, get your scorecard!

  11. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    2 supplementals, too. Update your scorecard.

  12. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Moss: “It was eye opening. Today was the first day & we were moving so fast. Today felt like we’d been out here for a week or two.”

  13. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Skeebers- How do you know about Chuck’s feet? Have been hanging around Rex Ryan?

  14. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    Of course Moss thought everyone was moving so fast. When you sit out a year. Any speed is faster than nothing.

  15. unca chuckNo Gravatar says:

    As you so well know Dennis.
    NoFear must have an internet scan for the words ‘Alex Smith.’ If you don’t talk about young Sir Alex, you don’t talk about anything.
    Damning with faint praise, backhanded compliment, whatever NoFear. If they win the Super Bowl, I’m sure you’ll find a way to attirbute none of it to him. If they don’t well, dance on his grave, skippy. How many QBs have led 2 4th quarter comebacks in the last 2 minutes?
    For all the talk of all these great QBs in the league that don’t include Alex, Peyton’s only got one ring. Jim Plunkett has 2 for God’s sake. If Smith wins one next year, that puts them on equal footing, right? Smith = Romo = Teblow when it comes to playoff wins. Sanchez is a God compared to these guys, right? He’s about to get Tebowed by the freight train from hell that is the specter of Timmy. The heathen Sanchez might as well pack his bags for Palookaville. I mean really. A Catholic?
    Jim Kelly is worse that Ron Johnson. Dan Fouts is worse than Trent Dilfer. You are so cute when you are your simplistic best, NoFear.

  16. Philippine FanNo Gravatar says:

    Wonder what Moss has left speed-wise, desire, heart besides his stinkin’ feet

  17. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    “He looked good. He looked really, really good,” Staley said. “Obviously super fast. My first impressions of him are very positive.”

  18. Philippine FanNo Gravatar says:

    “… he’s the best we have right now.” is usually considered more damning with faint praise than actual praise in most parts.”
    He was good enough to go to the big dance pretty much ‘cept for whatshisname, butterfingers boy. Just a matter of fact, a little note of reality to flavor the mouldering stew of absurd subjectivity here in blogland.
    Me, I’m totally fact based, always

  19. Philippine FanNo Gravatar says:

    Moss came here because he thinks we’re gonna win it all. He wants in on it. Harbaugh is a compelling coach, players know that, wanna be here to show their stuff. Randy Moss is the first of the big name players to sign on just like in Dynasty I.
    Nice quote from Staley

  20. robNo Gravatar says:

    i like our draft … imo baalke knows his shitt !

    San Francisco 49ers
    Picks: WR A.J. Jenkins, RB LaMichael James, G Joe Looney, OLB Darius Fleming, FS Trenton Robinson, OT Jason Slowey, DE Cam Johnson
    Grade: B
    Analysis: It’s easy to sit back and question what the 49ers were doing in taking Jenkins and James. Jenkins was a stretch in the first round and particularly so after the team signed Randy Moss and Mario Manningham in the offseason. As for James, the 49ers already have speed back Kendall Hunter on the roster. Still, you have to admire the thinking by coach Jim Harbaugh. Instead of standing pat on offense after a few free-agent signings, Harbaugh continued to build his offense, smartly understanding that the NFL is still an offense-first league during the regular season. Jenkins and James give the 49ers two more threats, and Jenkins is insurance against a Moss implosion. ”

    we also added a 3rd next year !

    now if looney or slowey pan out …

  21. robNo Gravatar says:

    nice one SKEEBS !

  22. Philippine FanNo Gravatar says:

    Not had enuf coffee to absorb this but for our GM skeptics out there here is what Baalkebaugh wrought in da draft: Per Sando’s blog

    The San Francisco 49ers parlayed the 92nd and 125th picks in the 2012 NFL draft for the 117th and 180th choices, plus 2013 selections in the third, fifth and sixth rounds.

    That had to be one of the better value plays in the 2012 draft, the 49ers’ own little penny project.

    The fun began when the 49ers traded the 92nd pick to Indianapolis for the 97th choice and a 2013 pick in the fifth round. San Francisco then sent the 97th choice to Miami for the 103rd and 196th picks, plus a 2013 sixth-rounder. The 49ers then sent the 103rd choice to Carolina for the 180th choice and a 2013 third-rounder.

    Finally, the 49ers traded the 125th and 196th picks to Detroit for the 117th choice, which San Francisco used for Wake Forest guard Joe Looney.

    The chart below shows what the 49ers gave up and received each step of the way. I’ve underlined the 49ers’ original choices in the left column and the choices they kept ultimately in the right column. Those picks represent the net exchange.

    The 49ers already have Looney and the 180th choice, Michigan State safety Trent Robinson, to show for the trade. They also have those three additional picks in 2013. That means they could get five players for two choices.

    Where Miami, Carolina and Indianapolis finish in 2013 draft order will influence the value San Francisco ultimately receives in return. Those teams had losing records last season.

    Dropping from 92nd to 117th and from 125th to 180th was the net price San Francisco paid for these moves. Those drops represented a combined 98.6-point drop on the standard trade-value chart, which equates to roughly the 100th overall choice in the draft.

    Put another way, it’s as though the 49ers had said, “Hey, we’ll trade you an early fourth-round pick this year for third-, fifth- and sixth-rounders next year.”

    2012 NFL Draft: 49ers Parlay
    49ers give 49ers receive
    92 97, 2013 5th
    97 103, 196, 2013 6th
    103 180, 2013 3rd
    125, 196 117

  23. robNo Gravatar says:

    here’s a good one
    ok , so which team has the best QB in our division ???

  24. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Niners Football School in session.
    Moss looks smooth. Don’t look now but #15 is also out there.

  25. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Crabtree better be out there.
    He’d be pretty naive if he doesn’t notice the number of WRs added to the Roster since he last disappeared in the NFCC game.

  26. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Yup. A wake-up call, if anything . . .

  27. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Like I said Crabtree had more catches last year than the entire
    other receivers combined. NJ is blasting him for being injured.
    Crabtree’s stats are for 14 games only. Take away Crabtree’s numbers and the Niners don’t win 13 games and home field advantage against the Aints.
    What would make you Crabtree critics happy? Crabtree’s stats
    are similar to John Taylor’s.
    Crabtree’s averaging more receptions, yards about the same and Taylor averages 2 more TDs per season.
    Crabtree is going into his fourth year. He is only 24 years old and you need to explain it to me why you think he’s a “diva” a label that a failed coach Eric Mangini pinned on him because he didn’t want to draft him. Except for his holdout you guys don’t have a leg to stand on. There is some implication that you think he’s faking injuries. You must really have a low opinion of the Niner training staff and doctors.
    Anyway it’s all about perception and not seeing the big picture. You guys think the Niners have the best TEs in the NFL. Delanie Walker caught 19 passes for 198 yds and 3 TDs. That’s a little over one catch a game which is nothing to get excited about.I realize Walker got hurt and was out for several games so does that make him a diva?

  28. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    I sense a blue in the face moment heading our way.

  29. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    I like Crabtree. I think he is over rated but he’s still a good WR. The problem I have with him is he doesn’t seem to be able to read defenses. The ball will come to him in pocket of the defense and he won’t be looking. He also doesn’t adjust for throws that are a little off very well. One more thing, he dissed Alex and Troy Smith with some comments that weren’t exactly supportive. I’m not sure he understands the team concept. Having said that, I’m not behind the scenes and maybe he is better at that with his team mates. Hopefully he figures all that out this year. He does have good hands, he does run good routes and he is good at YAC. He is a good receiver, IMO.

  30. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    The comments he did make about Alex and Troy Smith in hindsight were unfortunate. You need to remember the time frame he made them which was nobody thought Alex Smith would come back and sign with the Niners as he had been booed out of the Stick.
    A hard lesson to learn because
    he was baited to make the remarks.
    Since VD went off on MC’s holdout when he was a rookie I have not seen one bad comment about Crabtree by any coaches or teammates. This is a myth that keeps being perpuated by bloggers who strongly dislike him but can’t name someone better to replace him.

    Back to the Aints’s game I think that they don’t utilize this play
    enough in the Red Zone. Run this set and somebody’s open.

  31. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    Since John York, McCloughan, Nolan and Singletary are long gone with John York fading into the background and hardly speaking in public deferring to Jed. the favorite whipping boys are Alex Smith and Micahel Crabtree. It keeps this blog churning.
    There is one constant and that is it seems like the same people are doing all the whining.

  32. unca chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Crabs is fine as a possession type WR. He’s not a #1 by any stretch. He’s in a similar situation as Alex. He didn’t ‘deserve’ to be drafted that high for what he has accomplished so far. He certainly shouldn’t have held out. But that’s in the past. Water under the bridge.
    He has good enough numbers over his career, but that’s not the whole story. As the nominal #1 he SHOULD see a lot of passes come his way. But, he has obvious problems getting in synch with his QB. Now. They rarely connect on deep routes. Smith has earholed him a few times because he doesn’t turn his head in time to catch a slant. He has problems with hot-reads. He is not very quick to adjust to what defenses show. Thus he has problems getting open for large stretches of games.
    His playoff tally, speaking of numbers, was a grand total of 5 catches for 28 yards. The few times they showed him downfield, he wasn’t looking back toward Smith. When Smith was breaking contain, Crabs was looking downfield. NOT looking to his QB or trying to get open. He was finishing his route. I don’t get it.

  33. unca chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Bullitt, the problems that Crabs has are well-documented. This isn’t blog whining. Besides, Crabs went out of his way to diss his QB before last season. Then he proceeds to miss another entire camp.
    This isn’t love/hate. The guy is decent. Not great. Not bad.

  34. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    Crabs is J.J. Stokes redux. Look up Stokes’ career numbers. He was not awful by any means. But he never could live up to being taken so high in the draft. People have high expectations for Crabs because of the investment in him. When they see him not in TC three straight years… mouthing off about his QB… not looking for the ball when it’s coming his way… it frustrates people. Probably his coaches, too. He is not terrible, but the teams that passed on him in the top ten of that draft were probably right. And we might have been better off taking Oher that year. If you got Crabs with a second round pick, you’d probably say he’s right on track on the field, at least.

  35. unca chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Bullitt, the team answered your “can’t name anyone better’ argument by signing Randy Moss, Mario Manningham, and drafting AJ Jenkins.
    I strongly sense Crabs goes to camp this year. For whatever the reasons are, he hasn’t made one yet, and if he misses this one, I seriously think they’ll go a different direction.

  36. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    In fairness, Crabs missed the 1st camp because of a hold out and next 2 because of injury. Problem is missing all of those camps have probably cost him some team chemistry.

  37. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    Funny how being biased changed your perception. I did look at the stats for Stokes who played for 9 years. In 3 years Crabtree has achieved half of Stokes career receptions and is within 2000 yds of eclipsing his career total. There was a little bit of difference in the level of the QB who was throwing to Stokes.
    Better QB, better Oline,better offense, doubt if Stokes ever drew a double team or bracket coverage. Your contention is just full of holes.
    Until 2011 you can also attribute inept offensive coaching to offensive production in Crabtree’s first 2 years with Raye and Jerry Sullivan. You seem to forget running Gore into the lineon first and second down and then on 3rd and 8 looking to convert a first down?

  38. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    The playoff grand total for the other wide receivers on the Niners was 3 catches. Delanie Walker caught 2 balls in 2 playoff games.
    Just keep pointing the finger on Crabtree and let KW slide.
    Moss and Jenkins are here to fill the WR slot opposite Crabtree that Braylon Edwards failed at.
    Either Manningham or Cratree will play the slot and possibly James
    on occasion.

  39. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    Stokes 12.6 ypc career, Crabs 12.8 ypc. Crabs 72 catches in his best year, Stokes 64 in his. Huge difference there: not. You also conveniently forget that it was not Young throwing to Stokes after ’98, and he was hurt quite a bit. Also, he was never our number one receiver like Crabs supposedly was last year, that would have been some other guy. Whatshisname, funny haircut.

    As for whether I’m biased, whatever, Bullit. You fight with everyone on all the blogs, but I don’t really care. NoFear has you pegged. You’re just some schmuck on the interwebz.

  40. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    Crabtree has only played for 3 seasons so when you compare stats
    you can only take Stokes first 3 years which he had with Steve Young as his QB.
    Stokes 114 catches 1499 yds 8 Tds
    Crabtree 175 catches 2240 yds 12 TDs.
    You can resort to namecalling when losing a civil discussion
    but Crabtree still has a long ways to go before you write him off as Stokes.

    The stats as I said before are not even close.

  41. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    THe last post should have been directed to Grump and not Chuck. My apologies.

  42. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    And you continue dishonestly to ignore that Stokes had Rice and Taylor ahead of him in first year, and broke his hand in TC, causing him to miss four games altogether. Then he missed ten games in ’96 with a dislocated wrist. He missed a quarter of the games the 49ers played his first three years. Crabs only missed five – and that was all his own doing in the rookie holdout.

  43. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    Why are your panties in a twist?

    You’re the one that introduced
    Stokes as a standard of mediocrity. The only way to make any comparison is to look at their careers at a similar milestone which is after 3 years.
    Crabtree missed 2 games last season due to injury for what it’s worth.
    Like I said you chose Stokes as an example and now you’re making excuses for him.

  44. unca chuckNo Gravatar says:

    We all get that the WRs have been subpar across the board in recent memory. With or without the clowns on the coaching staff. TO was the last dominant guy. For whatever reason (hey maybe it’s because they practice together), Smith and VD mesh together nicely. If he had that with Crabs, this conversation wouldn’t be happening.
    Crabs went out of his way last offseason to dog Smith and basically ignore him and the work he was trying to do during the lockout. Dumb? Sure. The whole shoe thing was a bit disingenuous for me last year. It sounded like he didn’t give a shit and didn’t want to risk getting hurt at the risk of not getting together with Smith. Valid, sure, but the rest of the guys played along. I really wonder what would have happened had Morgan not gotten hurt. But with Morgan went the only WR with any consistency with Smith.
    In the end, there’s not much chemistry between Alex and Crabs, and it shows up on the field. If these other guys catch on faster, he’ll be left behind. It’s not something I want to see happen, but if it plays out that way, so be it.
    Harbaugh has set up competition everywhere across the board. From Alex on down. The only guys who are safe are Andy Lee and David Akers. Freeman may nominally be here to push Cappy, but he should be gunning for Alex’s spot. Those who don’t move forward will get left behind. If Crabs misses another camp, even for a legit reason, he’ll be left behind.
    And FYI, Crabs is the #1 WR, Stokes was never more than the 3rd WR. If Crabs was drafted in the 3rd round, this convo wouldn’t be happening.

  45. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    I never said either one was ‘mediocre’.
    I said either would have been considered to be a good draft pick if they had been taken in the second round. It’s where they were drafted high in the first round that created the high expectations and resultant frustrations among some fans.

    You need to work more on reading comprehension, and less on jumping down everyone’s throats when you conclude someone is besmirching the honor of one of your heroes.

  46. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    Keep deflecting and backpedalling.
    Both you are NF seem to be very good at that.
    The facts are there has been no Niner WR and I emphasize WIDE RECEIVER that have put up single season numbers better than Crabtree since Owens left the team and Chuck has made a similar statement.
    Now I’m a Crabtree apologist too?
    Please name the WR you think will put up bigger numbers than Crabtree this season?

  47. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    You know what? I’m not V. I’m not going to waste my time here fighting with some pinhead who did not even understand the point of my OP. Gump’s box of rocks has nothing on you. Enjoy wasting someone else’s time, dude.

  48. unca chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Well, NoFear. The day of reckoning is at hand. Alex, for what it’s worth, has, for the first time in his career, coaches AND some WRs that may be able to do more than run around for no apparent reason.
    I know, been there done that x 5. But, you can’t deny the improvement of Alex from 2010 to 2011. Sure, the team had something to do with it. But football is the ultimate team game. One fu*kup from a back up punt returner can ruin the best efforts of the other 51 guys.

  49. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    What drew me into this discussion about Crabtree is my perception of the lack of respect he gets.

    NJ said he better be at these “voluntary” workouts and he better be in training camp.
    This rubs me the wrong way simply
    because voluntary means it’s your option and you are not obligated to attend. Now this can only be a problem if 100% of the team was there except Crabtree. The fact of the matter is team captain Frank Gore is not in attendance (per usual) choosing to workout on his own. I just don’t like the double standard which is obvious.
    And Frank doesn’t doesn’t play in preseason cuz he ‘s injury prone but it’s ok for Crabtree to get hurt.

    The misconception is Crabtree has not attended the last two training camps. Again not true. He was in attendance but could not fully participate because he was hurt and that was affirmed by team doscors and training staff.

    Crabtree should not be singled out for producing more. The whole receiving corp should produce more. The next 3 highest reception totals next to Crabtree’s 72 were 20,19 and 15
    IMHO Crabtree will improve his performance and we contnue to see
    steady improvement. He can’t do it alone but I see 90 receptions, 1200 yds and 10 TDs as a reasonable expectation for 2012 barring injury.

  50. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Is this uncanny or what? This literally posted 5 mins ago and basically affirms everything I’ve said. Words from Harbaugh and Baalke. Because I stood up for Crabtree doesn’t make him my hero but i have faith the best is yet to come.

  51. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Interesting article with a little video on Moss and the Niners possible impact on the O and on Jenkins specifically:

    >Posted on Unca Chucks earlier<

  52. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Bullit I have an opinion just like you do.
    It’s my opinion that Crabtree is overrated.
    How many players have a Diva Clause included in their Rookie Deals?
    Did I offend you by stating that fact?
    I don’t care about anything Crabtree does other than play football and help MY TEAM win.
    I expect more effort and production from a highly Drafted WR just like I do from Alex and Vernon and Patrick.
    If my opinions rub you the wrong way maybe you’re just a little too sensitive?
    We’re here to share opinions, I don’t attack yours or anyone elses’, why do you?
    You went so far as to compare me to Spit for some reason.
    If you enjoy bickering through a keyboard, that’s your decision.
    I come here to share opinions and gather 49ers information.
    Nothing wrong with a debate, it’s all good until you make it personal.
    Again, IMO, the dynamic between Alex and Crabtree sucks.
    QBs and WRs obtain timing and rhythm by working together.
    When they don’t, it shows up on Sunday as poor production.
    Place blame on the players, not my opinions.
    You constantly employ stats in your arguments.
    Only stats that matter are effort and wins.
    Let’s see what Crabtree can do for us this year and leave it at that.

  53. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    As for the voluntary Camp?
    Goes a long way to let your Team mates know you’re serious about winning perhaps?
    Let’s just agree to disagree on how serious Crabtree is about breaking his balls to win.

  54. FranchiseNo Gravatar says:

    Interesting Phil. Mangini’s calling all along was to be an analyst and not a head football coach.   

  55. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    Pls show me where i compared you to Spit???? Like I said before you should reread everything I wrote. Where did I ever get personal? Pls stop fabricating
    things when you’ve got nothing else.
    Also you never answered my question about team captain Frank Gore not attending voluntary workouts. You can’t criticize one guy and look the other way when it comes to Gore.

  56. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Since you asked –
    Your Spit reference came prior to the Draft
    bullit Says:

    April 25th, 2012 at 6:09 am

    Alex Smith has no significant trade value at this point. He was a unrestricted free agent and anybody could;ve signed him.
    Now a month later you expect someone to swap a high draft pick for him? Sounds like a sportstalk radio trade suggestion to me.When you are stirring that particular pot I’m having Spitblood flashbacks.
    I would loosely accept that comment as being compared to Spitblood.

  57. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    I don’t need to fabricate anything Bullit.
    We talk 9ers here.
    I share an opinion when I post here.
    Understand that we all have one.
    Your problem is that you need to prove others wrong.
    If I state a fact incorrectly, feel free to correct me.
    If I post an opinion, take it for what it’s worth.
    We can disagree.
    My opinions apparently offend you regarding Crabtree? Why?
    You make it personal by being offended. Did I attack you somehow?
    You’re question regarding Frank didn’t deserve a response but, I’ll indulge you.
    He’s a Team Capt for a reason.
    He’s also excused by the Head Coach.
    And for the record, I can criticize anyone I’d like to.
    Know why?
    It’s my opinion and I’m entitled to it.
    You want to pick on my opinions go right ahead.
    Pretty soon we’ll have the second coming of the Niner Insider over here.

  58. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Yep Franchise Mangini’s said to “regret blowing da whistle on the Pats” now. Right, now that he would like to talk to someone, anyone with the New England Patriots. Guess he’ll be okay as an analyst tho.

  59. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    New post is up.

  60. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Skeebs yer up Late man!

  61. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    That would be early, actually.

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