Shady Lame

It’s NFL Combine Week and all of you hard core fellows, or you fellows without a shred of a life, will be glued to the inaction over the next few days. I’ll probably use my own shred to watch all six seasons of Lost via Netflix.

Nobody has a clue whom the 49ers will draft with pick number 30 in the first round, or any of the other seven or so picks we have. If we draft WRs in the first two rounds, however, it will indicate that our Free Agency period has been a flop. It’s all but a lock and a vital necessity that Trent Baalke sign a semi-scary veteran WR in FA. It must happen. If it does, then pick number 30 can simply be BPA, as it should be.

A veteran deep threat WR and a full offseason will pry the doors off Jim Harbaugh’s offense.

But free agency is still three weeks away. That means we all will continue to yak about the various shades of nothing for awhile longer, with occasional excursions into the various shades of lunacy, compliments of our guest loaner from the Eureka Hallucination Society.

One of my brothers has taken note of my blog life and drawn the inevitable conclusion: “If my idiot sibling can do this, so can I.” He wants me to help him get his own blog up and rolling.

His blog will not be about football, though. And he will bring to his blog something I can’t bring to mine. He’s an actual super duper expert in his field. When the brains were divvied out from the family gene pool, his was by far the biggest slice of the pie.

As a result, I’ve had to make my way through life on my character, guile, and wit. Which explains why I’m mostly a good-natured failure.

Football has little room for failures — of any kind, but life is more forgiving. As long as your parents aren’t unreasonably disappointed in you and your fellow siblings aren’t snotty as hell, you can stumble your way to a more or less pleasant existence.

The key to a pleasant existence is extraordinarily simple, yet often hard to find: SOMEBODY WHO LOVES YOU. If you get that one right, you’ve conquered the world.

Brainy people, if they don’t crack up from overloaded neurons, have far more impressive lives and generally make greater contributions to the societal enterprise, but it’s been my experience that brains have difficulty copulating. Not that it’s impossible, but we all know how much trouble this caused Spock, so clearly it’s a tough deal for the brain inclined to find SOMEBODY WHO LOVES THEM.

So I’m going to help my brainiac brother start his blog. It will be a real impressive place to visit if you have a superior intellect, but there’s no way he’ll get anywhere near the traffic of my simpleton little Outsider site. Hahaha. I will kick his nerdy little ass.

Ahem. The 49ers …

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  1. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Regarding Matt Flynn a logical take has been floated out and it makes perfect sense.
    New coach of the Dolphins is Joe Philbin the ex Green Bay OC and his OC id Mike Sherman ex Head Coach of Texas A&M and former Green Bay HC.
    It’s really up to Miami to determine what Flynn’s value is
    based on 2 NFL games. If they pass and opt for Ryan Tannehill QB Texas A&M that’ll mean Flynn’s
    ex OC also thinks his 2 games were flukes and unstainable in a full season. That’s the litmus test and the most honest evaluation of Flynn’s worth.

  2. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Newsflash Charlie Whitehurst will become a free agent and Seattle apparently will let him go.
    Nobody cares.

  3. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    In the last thread there was a long rant with a bunch of drivel
    about franchise QBs and the daily slam on Alex Smith.
    Mark Sando of ESPN just posted following on the Seahawk QB situation
    “Clare Farnsworth of checks in with general manager John Schneider for thoughts on Seattle’s efforts to land a franchise quarterback. Schneider: “I’ve been blessed to be around a lot of really good quarterback people that have taught me a lot about the position, so I just kind of incorporate that with the quarterbacks I’ve been around. I just know if you panic at the position, it can set the organization back. So we’re not going to do that.” Noted: Wanting a franchise quarterback and finding one are not the same thing. The Seahawks realize they’re not drafting early enough to land Andrew Luck or even Robert Griffin III. They know health concerns make Peyton Manning a risky proposition. Matt Flynn is another option, but an unproven one.”

  4. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Whitehurast will be picked up by a Beroadway play for the role of playing Jesus.

  5. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Since he looks like Jesus, Whitehurst should be able to throw a good Hail Mary!

  6. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    For now, he’ll just need to hail a cab. Don’t let the door hit you on the way out.
    Didn’t Stinky tell us how great Whitehurst is? Is there more to come?

  7. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    It’s all about values and what’s important in your life. Some people are into material wealth and others just want to make a difference before they leave this earth.
    One of my favorite movies of all time but I hope your Thanksgiving Dinners are slightly calmer than this.

  8. barleyfreakNo Gravatar says:


    We won’t draft a WR with the 1st pick.
    We’ll take two between Rds 3-6.
    We’ll sign a vet WR, but not a high profile one.
    Groaning in niner blogosphere will be deafening.
    Alberto will claim he never said we’d take WR with 1st two picks **this year**.
    Charlie Whitehurst will never start a game again in the NFL. Wait, has he ever? I must have blinked and missed it.

  9. tonyNo Gravatar says:

    Hey guys…well what a difference a year makes…i havent felt this content in a long agency is around the corner…and we’ll keep our free agents that really matter.. and we’ll land new players that will really matter….we’ll draft 4 or 5 rookies that will contribute and make a difference…life is good ..last year Ballke was a bum…Harbaugh didn’t have a chance with the lockout…9ers might win the west if 7 and 9 was enough…this year we’re a great wideout or 2, maybe another top running back and some depth in the secondary away from the Superbowl….life is good….

  10. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Someone’s going to say that he thought Charlie Whitehurst would be a great QB until he played in games and sucked. That someone now has to reaccess his analysis because he has new data. It’s called the old Flip Flop.
    Two years ago Seattle signed Whitehurst to a 2 year $8 mil contract. Now the BS poster wants to offer Alex Smith $2 mil a year just to screw him over.
    Nothing like being motivated by blind hate which amkes for a decent troll.

  11. AlbertEinstinkleNo Gravatar says:

    Barley –
    Didn’t you claim Alex Smith was your quarterback for life? I mean, after the Saints game, didn’t you cream your panties and declare Alex Smith your ever loving quarterback forever? Lol. That was funny. One simple playoff game and Barley creams his jeans. I mean, it wasn’t even the championship game. But wait, now Barley’s skeptical again…. and he’s claiming I backtrack? Hysterical.

  12. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Stinky is making friends and influencing people again!

  13. AlbertEinstinkleNo Gravatar says:

    I influence people on Facebook. Joseph Goebbels has nothing on me there. This is where I converse with all my good buddies.

  14. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    The Chiefs signed Stanford Routt
    and plan to franchise Dwayne Bowe and let Brandon Carr walk.
    This adds another CB to the Free Agent mix and complicates things for Carlos Rogers.
    If the Niners want to keep Rogers I would think it’s gonna take 3 years for $20 mil with $12 mil guaranteed at least and the same terms and money that Rout signed with the Chiefs for..
    That’s quite reasonable considering Nnamdhi signed for 5 years $60 mil with $25 mil guaranteed

  15. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Bullit watch the posturing that takes place between Miami and Seattle with respect to Flynn.
    I agree with your assessment about GB South.
    If Philbin and Sherman don’t throw a fat check from Mr Ross’ account at him on Day 1 of FA I’d be pretty sure he isn’t worth it.

  16. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    But then again, Ross is all about glitz in South Beach.
    Right out of the Jerry Jones mold.
    An owner who’s more about show biz than substance.

  17. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    When do we start signing our own players?

  18. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    As soon as everybody gets through tampering around this week.

  19. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Slow day. Albert’s probably trying to figure out whether he should deny ever saying Smith would get a one year, 4 mil deal, or whether he’ll just chant Stuck on Stupid for the next five months. This could take more than two joints.

  20. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Skeebs it’s all about getting along as you say.
    Whatever gets you through the night…. It’s all right.
    I could see Carlos testing the market, as he should.
    I’d also be interested in talking to Carr now too.
    Bowe may be off the market, which ticks me off but, that’s biz.

  21. AlbertEinstinkleNo Gravatar says:

    That intro makes me laugh everytime.

  22. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Here Spitty is taunting Barley about creaming when his hardware (In Spitty’s case refer to it as very software) hasn’t risen to any occasion since Reagan was president. Been so nonfunctional it’s been declared clinically dead. That has also been the prognosis on his brain but Spitty is looking for an eighth opinion.

  23. AlbertEinstinkleNo Gravatar says:

    Bullit: Just went by your blog again… apparently you’re out of town but only posting under Bullit. Good discipline. LMAO!

  24. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Let’s also temper our need for a 1st Rd WR.
    Steeler’s WR Mike Wallace is only 6′ tall and got picked in Rd 3.
    Very deep WR class this Spring.
    Good GMs find good fits at the right prices.

  25. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Mike Wallace can possibly be had for a 1st round pick. He’s a RFA and the Steelers are over the cap.

  26. tonyNo Gravatar says:

    NJ, Berger …i’d be happy with Wallace too ….he’s worth our 1st pick…and Pittsburgh would rather see him go to the NFC …

  27. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    You are sorely mistaken which is nothing new. Unlike you I don’t have a blog.
    The word is you set up the Spitblood Chronicles for all the deatainees at Gitmo. It also appears you are getting the desired response to all your long rants. Silence (an audience unable to reply, how clever).
    9 out of 10 detainees chose waterboarding as a means of interrogation rather than having to read Spitblood Chronicles.

  28. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Mike Wallace is a proven star receiver and one of the NFL’s feared deep threats. He would definitely be worth that RS 1 pick at #30 and be just what we needed. Rams and Ravens seem to thinking the same thing though.

  29. unca chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Pittsburgh has said they’d let Wallace terst the market. He’s an RFA, so they have the right to match any offer, or take the #1 pick from the signing team.

  30. unca chuckNo Gravatar says:

    I think he’s gone. The question is, who wins the bidding war?

  31. unca chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Ahh, shoulda read the earlier posts . . . nevermind . . .

  32. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    Good one. That’ll throw Spitty off since he thinks we’re the same guy.

  33. unca chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Well, he’s the one with the multiple IDs. Now he has a different avatar.
    Yeah, NJ, a lot depends on who the Niners keep, who they target, and who they get. Once the draft rolls around, we’ll have our needs pegged. I think the Niners will go hard to keep Brooks. Goldson? Not so much. The talk is the Niners franchise Hawk, but I don’t think so. Shit, they may go ahead and franchise Rogers . . .

  34. unca chuckNo Gravatar says:

    They’d pay a lot for one more year, but he had a great season. Even though he got eaten up in the 1st half of the Giants game. . . Goldson’s weakness is deep coverage, and Rogers for the most part took that away without help from Goldson. Most of Goldson’s picks were in front of him or to the sidelines. He didn’t have to worry about deep stuff.

  35. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Goldson will be hard to sign because of two words
    Drew Rosenhaus

    He’s a bloodsucker and hates the Niners because of TO.

  36. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    Hope things worked out in light of your Whitney Houston confession.
    Diana Rigg used to do that to me.

  37. unca chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Berger killed Whitney?
    Yeah, that makes the case even more onerous. Goldson has made noise that he wants a big payday. Drew is going to go for more than the Niners want to give. I don’t think the 49ers oblige him.
    The Niners are high on Holcolm, they know what they have in Whitner, Brock, and Culliver (who can slide into Goldson’s spot), and Rogers says he wants to return. Which leads me to believe Rogers, not Goldson, gets the franchise tag.

  38. unca chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Besides, Agent 99 was hotter . . .

  39. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Speaking of Lincoln
    What in the world….????

  40. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    NoFear, theology.

  41. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    He also solves Rubik Cubes while beating my ass at chess. Very disconcerting.

  42. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    I once whipped him in Stratego – but he was only ten at the time and I was twenty.

  43. unca chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Berger, per the link, yeah, the Sublime version is MUCH better than the Toyes version. . .
    Another great song from 40 OZ. to freedom:

  44. unca chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Speaking of the bible, Skeebs, what does your brother (or you for that matter) think of the Gnostic gospels?
    Just curious . . .

  45. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    I couldn’t speak for him, but I’m not much more than aware of the Gnostic gospels and that they were excluded from the official version of the New Testament by the Roman Emporer Constantine’s Council of Nicaea in the 4th century AD when the Catholic Church more or less formalized its credo. Dan Brown and his “Davinci Code” stirred the pot on them.

  46. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    The beginning of the end for the Aints? Nicks wants more money than the other OG Evans.
    Somethings gotta give when the whole team wants big money in the big easy.

  47. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    I’d love to get Nicks here – but no way I’d break the bank to do it. You cannot tie up that much of your cap in guards.

  48. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    IMO, if Brees signs before the tagging period ends, Nicks gets the Franchise tag.

  49. unca chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Yeah, most of that was taken out of context anyway, but the idea of a lesser God running the day-to-day admisitrative heavenly duties (or whatever the hell it is) is pretty much crazy, even for the 3rd century. That knowledge was the path to salvation goes against what the old testament was saying.
    Now, the Last Temptation of Christ? THAT was fun shit. The devil saves Jesus from the cross in the guise of an angel, and he lives his life out with Lazurus’ sisters, has a bunch of kids, bows out gracefully only to find out in the end it was only a dying dream while he was on the still on the cross? Cool. Kinda like Jacob’s Ladder for Jesus.

  50. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Hollywood has come a long way since The Robe and Ben Hur.

  51. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    What do you get when you cross a Mexican with a chariot driver?
    Ben Hurnandez!

  52. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    I think you needed one more dot to make that joke really work, Berg.

  53. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Do you think I should have spelled it Hernandez or did you like Hurnandez?

  54. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Speaking of dots, I had Indian food for lunch. The owner is actually a pull start, not a push start.
    Anyway, while I’m eating, the cook goes into the corner, puts down a rug, takes off his shoes and starts praying. Whatever. While he was doing that some guy comes in giving away free tax returns for veterans. I couldn’t help to think here is a guy giving charitable tax return service for veterans while the guy in the back praying is asking Allah how to blow them up!
    Just a pssing thought for a moment that happened in front of me. The food was good. I can’t wait to go back!

  55. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    What do you get when you cross a Mexican with a chariot driver?
    Ben Hurnandez!

  56. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Skeebs- That was for you with one more dot!

  57. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    We all know Spitty thinks he’s a supreme angler and knows a big fish story or two.
    Rare footage of Spitty and his brother preparing their catch of the day.

    It don’t get any better than this.
    Notice no females. Not since Raegan was president.

  58. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    That did it. I’m rolling in the aisles now.

  59. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    How the hell did those two crazy Cajuns get their hands on some garfish that’s only found in the Eastern Atlantic, Baltic and Mediterranean Seas? I know they’re too goddamn poor to have that shit imported. I ain’t buying it. And besides, catch and release ferchrissakes. Catch and release.

  60. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    The Gar have migrated to Texas.
    Check this out

  61. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    I don’t know what they were frying, but it wasn’t any garfish. It’s more likely to be Ned Beatty’s ass after they made him squeal like a pig in the woods. Heeeeeeeeee!

  62. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Between Pitt and NOLA, we stand to have some leverage in the FA Mkt due to intelligent Cap Mgt.
    I’m with Bullit on Wallace. Pick 30 is worth losing for an RFA investment like Wallace.
    Pitt has taken a few FAs from us in recent years and took a shot at Andy Lee as an RFA.
    Time to write the poison pill offer if he’s the guy Baalke feels will make the difference for us.
    As for Nicks, kick the tires.
    He’s a SF guy….might not be completely about money, if the offer is Cap friendly enough for both sides.
    I wanted Bowe at the start of the FA considerations at WR.
    If he gets tagged, I’d also kick the tires for VJax.
    We’re now considered a Team with a chance at the prize.
    We shouldn’t have to overspend.

  63. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    NJ- There are no poison pills any more.

  64. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    Wallace is actually worth more than our first. Maybe a 1 and a 3 or 4, or a player. He’d be a legitimate number one WR immediately. I’d be open to making a deal with Pitt for a sign and trade if we could work it out. Whether he produces and maybe gets us a ring would then depend on whether Alex Smith can get him the ball. Either Alex silences his critics for good, or his last excuse falls away. I like it.

  65. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    It might also become a matter of keep away in attempting to sign Mike Wallace. Ud the Rams go after him I would not want to face
    Bradford to Wallace/Lloyd/Amendola
    twice a year.Rams weakness on offense is their OL totally sucks.
    Come to think of it the Rams might just be blowing smoke on Wallace because they have the #2 pick in the draft and it would be tough to give that up when some great players are on the board.
    Didn’t the Ravens draft Torrie Smith ? They also have Anquan Bolden.
    If the FO decides Wallace is the guy we do the full press to acquire him. The WR franchise tag is $9.6 mil. Give a 4 yaer deal for $45 mil with $20 mil guaranteed and front load the bonus to where if the Steelers were to match it would cost them $13 mil in cap room this which they can’t afford unless they cut 6 players. Something to think about.

  66. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    That’s my point Bullit.
    It’s a poison pill of sorts.
    Berger, Pitt would have the right to match.
    If you structure it properly, as Bullit points out, they couldn’t do anything but take the pick from us and let him go.
    Pick 30 qualifies as 1st Rd compensation of course but, it’s damn near 2nd Rd value.
    It makes perfect sense to part with the pick if we feel he’s a fit for the Offense.

  67. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Yes to Torrey Smith and the Ravens BTW Bullit.
    He’s a roadrunner.
    As with Wallace, those guys pull the deep cover off the Defense for you.
    Gotta have 1.

  68. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    New post is up.

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