Staff Roulette

The 49ers leapt into the new year by firing their D-line coach, their Trainer, and their Strength & Conditioning fellow. The first pink slip is a bit puzzling since the D-line was one of the few areas of competence last year. The other two are scapegoats for the amount of injuries that have beset the team the past two years.

Since that roaring beginning, the QB coach has gone to Denver and Denver’s DC has come here. Net gain:  who knows.

Nobody much has blamed Kyle Shanahan himself for producing only six victories and following that up with only four last year. Is the honeymoon going to end this year?

Probably not. Jed York pushed all his marbles into the pot when he hired Shanahan. He’ll undoubtedly give him at least four years before any consideration of pulling the plug. By that time, he’ll have paid off both Jim Tomsula and Chip Kelly, so he’d only have to eat the final two years of Shanahan’s deal. Par for the course in the NFL.

Still, how many victories would it take this season to keep Shanahan’s seat from turning hot this time next year. Eight at a minimum?

In the meantime, rumors are floating around in the NFL cesspool that the Niners should make a play for Antonio Brown or Odell Beckham. There’s no doubt either of these talented WRs would help the talent-starved 49ers, but that’s the sort of move a team makes when they are one or two pieces away from being a serious contender. Or when they need to hornswoggle the fan base into thinking good thoughts and buying tickets.

Both guys are considered me-first “divas.” That would normally be enough to hit the reject button with a resounding “phlbbtt!” But it’s been quite some time since the Niners had anybody good enough to even think about being a diva, so maybe having one now would be tolerable.

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140 comments on “Staff Roulette
  1. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    This has not been mentioned here but I’m sure everyone has been wondering what happened to Goodwin last season? Turns out for the second year in a row his wife had a miscarriage and this time they lost twin boys. That’s why he missed time for “personal” reasons and the complications weighed heavily on his mind throughout most of the year.

    Feel for the Goodwins and hope this coming season comes without complications.

  2. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Biggest hurdle for me Skeebs is, what does GM Lynch have to pay for a diva?
    Belichick got Jimmy paid.
    Foster negated 2 Picks Lynch paid to get him.
    I could easily be in agreement to move/swap Contracts with Pitt for say…Arik/Brown?
    However, if I was Pitt, I’d laugh in my own face.
    Lynch as GM needs to gamble more IMO.

    When you suck enough, to Pick in the top 5 often, you need more Picks, to add more pieces.
    Let the other teams, who might need that extra piece to complete their puzzles, pay a King’s ransom from your ability to hold a Top 5 Pick.

  3. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    From the ‘If I were John Lynch’
    Pipe Dream…
    Hope AZ sells out to someone for a QB, or…somehow leaves Bosa in our lap, SELL him to the highest bidder. 😀

  4. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Most NFL people are projecting Seahags letting Earl Thomas and KJ Wright walk. Both are 30 years old. I think Wright is an improvement over Malcom Smith. He’s coming off an injury also.
    For the right price I would look to sign both and you shore up the back 7.

    Another LB the Niners might be interested in is CJ Mosely who might also be a UFA.

    For me it’s going to be plug and play with UFAs and draft picks

  5. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Most NFL people are projecting Seahags letting Earl Thomas and KJ Wright walk. Both are 30 years old. I think Wright is an improvement over Malcom Smith. He’s coming off an injury also.
    For the right price I would look to sign both and you shore up the back 7.

    Another LB the Niners might be interested in is CJ Mosely who might also be a UFA.

    For me it’s going to be plug and play with UFAs and draft picks.

  6. Charlie KruegerNo Gravatar says:

    When are you starting your own blog, Bullit?

  7. Charlie KruegerNo Gravatar says:

    Then I can create 15 usernames a day to troll yours like you are doing to mine.

    Sad that you spend so much time trolling my blog.

  8. Charlie KruegerNo Gravatar says:

    QB coach Rich Scangarelli to Denver as their new OC. think BDN is far behind?

  9. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    I wouldn’t be caught dead posting on your Pyongyang Cricketville Fairyland Barnyard blog.

    What is priceless is you running guys off because you think it’s me simply because they have a contrary opinion to yours. You could have a lot more posters if you let others express their opinions but you choose to bully them.

    I have seen you run off so many innocent posters and have to say you need to get a grip because a blog is an exchange of viewpoints and not your way or the highway. That’s when I think that you are one stupid SOB.

  10. NoFearNo Gravatar says:

    “Nobody much has blamed Kyle Shanahan himself for producing only six victories and following that up with only four last year.”

    Hey, I resent being referred to as “nobody much.”

    I have to laugh even more when I think how badly Pete Carroll was/is slammed here and how desperate those same critics are to get in line to pick up the scraps of the players he developed and used up as well as breathlessly supporting every lame effort to copy his system.

    Yay for Pete Carroll’s hands-off coaching and GMing of the Niners. I guess somebody’s got to do it.

  11. Charlie KruegerNo Gravatar says:

    Credit where credit is due, I never thought for a minute that Seattle could retool their team on the fly and reach the playoffs. They still have problems, but they didn’t crater like many thought, including me. They certainly played in the Bill Walsh metod of geting rid of guys a year early rather than a year late.

    Oh Bullitt. I’m so flattered you spent all that time creating all those new email accounts to get on my blog. You were doing like 10 a day. I’m sure they’ll stop now that you have been outed. And too scared to post under your real name because you are a scared little cuck.

    When is your new blog going to open, Bullit? Come on, join the fun. You and Spitty can commiserate about oh, who gets the next reach-around.

  12. Charlie KruegerNo Gravatar says:

    Who have I run off, Bullit? The only ones I’ve dumped are Spitty, Dennis, V, and your fegela aliases Touchdown Tommy, RedBull and your recent shotgun blasts.

    I mean really. Who jumps onto a blog and immediately brings up posts from 8 years ago? You!

    Hahahahahahahahahahaha! You are as opaque as a piece of glass.

  13. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    No means no.
    Sorry I’m not a 12 year old girl but you shouldn’t show us how creepy you can be. Stop hanging around playgrounds you sick sob.

    You and someone in DC have much in common. Both of you guys are so macho and like to refer to others as little and girls. Both expound lie after lie and never admit they’re wrong. Did you attend his university?

  14. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    One question for you Chuckles?

    Do you not see the hypocrisy of you coming on this blog as Charlie Krueger? Who’s using multiple names? You.

    Who is Touchdown Tommie and RedBull? Say what you want but I’m not posting on that POS blog of yours. Whoever is doing it is pushing your buttons and you’re dancing.

  15. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    Both you and Skeebs have the archive feature where one can look up old posts.

    If either of you don’t want that to happen I suggest you eliminate that feature. Very simple and a good way to coverup your lies and prevent fact checking.

  16. Unca_ChuckkNo Gravatar says:

    Y’all have no idea what the hell you’re talking about. You can only dream of having a football IQ like mine. Come to Niners Forever to see what a real 49ers fan like me has to say. This blog is such a tabloid.

  17. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Maiocco says with the hiring of the new dline coach Kocurek it might mean the Niners will take a shot at Ziggy Ansah who was under Kocurek with the Lions hoping to solve their pass rush issues.

  18. Charlie KruegerNo Gravatar says:

    You were outed years ago, Bullitt. Now that I’ve outed you again, you go hog-wild.

    Man, it must be sad to live your life. I’ll I’m trying to do is talk about the 49ers and you come across like a butt-hurt child who has to be right about everything. 10-15 new emails a day just to troll my blog. Now you are trolling here! Too sad.

    Dig up some old Crabtree posts like a good little troll.

  19. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    I see what you’re doing. After months of not posting on Skeebs blog you suddenly start posting here under Charlie Krueger and coincidentally accuse me of using 10 different names to post on your POS blog.

    It always seems when things are slow at the Pyongyang Cricketville Fairyland Barnyard blog you appear here to try to drum up interest. People can read you like a book. YUK!

    Like I said someone is pushing your buttons and you are a dancing fool.

  20. Charlie KruegerNo Gravatar says:

    Outed! Sorry, Skeebs, I didn’t realize Bullit would go around the bend like he has.

  21. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    Pathetic is how many times you have stormed off this blog never to return again.

    Apparently you have no self esteem or any shred of honor.

  22. sandy32koufaxNo Gravatar says:

    Paranoia is treatable, Charlie Krueger. If Bullit triggers you like this on someone else’s blog (which you haven’t posted on in months), it looks like you’re the one who went around the bend. js


    And no, none of those alts are me.

  23. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    The Seahags sign Paxton Lynch. Didn’t realize Elway cut him and he wa floating aroundwaiting for a shot.

    Elway has swung and missed on two first round QBs in Ostweiler and Lynch. He’s entering Cleveland Browns territory.

  24. Charlie KruegerNo Gravatar says:

    Lynch was released in September, skipwad. And Osweiler was a 2nd round pick. All these new user names you are cranking out has made you sloppy.

    Right, Sandy. How many other new creations will stick up for poor widdle buwwett?

  25. Charlie KruegerNo Gravatar says:

    Elway should have taken Kaepernick when he had the chance 3 years ago.

    Woulda coulda shoulda and all that.

  26. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    What Chuckles isn’t revealing is It’s his blog and he controls everything. He sees the Email addresses behind the bogus posts.
    Or better yet he can just delete all of them. So why doesn’t he?

    Cuz nothing is happening in Cricketville and there is a correlation when between whose posts on his blog and when Charlie Krueger started here.

    This fool is accusing me of posting under different names when he comes here and tries to slide by with Charlie Krueger.Who was outed?
    Why not post as Unca Chuck? Chuckles is neck deep in his BS hypocrisy.

  27. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    Well, this is two minutes of my life here that I’ll never get back.

  28. Unca_ChuckkNo Gravatar says:

    Sorry, guys. I’m really losing my touch. But a 12-pack a day keeps the doctor away

  29. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    I would cut Solomon Thomas some slack as people handle tragedy in their own way.

  30. Charlie KruegerNo Gravatar says:

    As far as getting aging receivers goes, no. Not ODB or Bryant. ODB is a nut job, and AB is just too costly. Sure they would likely lead the team in catches, or they could very well turn out like Garcon. Old and in the way. Like Bullitt. It shouldn’t be too hard to find a few solid WRs like John Brown, Donte Moncrief, or Jermaine Kearse to add to the roster. Draft Kelvin Harmon in the 3rd round. Big, strong, good route runner.

    Like our baseball team, the team shouldn’t get older. It should get younger.

    Prattle on, prattler.

  31. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    NFL Network is showing Senior Bowl Pratices as follows:

    Leading up to the Reese’s Senior Bowl, NFL Network provides live coverage of Senior Bowl week practices Tuesday, January 22 – Thursday, January 24 starting at 1:00 PM ET, with Siciliano, Jeremiah, Davis and Brooks providing insight and analysis. NFL Network analyst Charley Casserly, and reporters Pelissero and Ian Rapoport provide the reports on the latest news from around the NFL. Additionally, Patrick Claybon leads off the coverage all three days from NFL Network’s studios.

    One-hour 2019 Senior Bowl Practice Recap shows air Tuesday – Thursday at 8:00 PM ET.

  32. winderNo Gravatar says:

    bullit-I wonder how many people are gonna watch that. I know I’m not. Maybe they will go play by play practice snaps. I am feeling a little football starved but not that much. However for people like you and NJ who like to evaluate players you might glean something from it.

  33. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    It can be quite boring but if you DVR it you can just fast forward to the guys you want to take a look at.

    Do you watch the NFL combine? That takes dedication but I’ve been following the draft since the mid 60’s which was challenge back then because there was very little coverage. You actually had to wait until the next day and read about all the draft choices in the newspaper because even radio coverage was spotty.

    It has evolved into an industry in itself and it’s fun playing GM.

    I suppose that’s why fantasy football is so popular.

  34. winderNo Gravatar says:

    Bullit-I watch the highlights of the combine after they have done it, but I stop in just about daily just to see if someone did something spectacular. Yeah, with a dvr you could filter out a lot of stuff.

  35. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    It’s all about the process for me too Bullit.
    Seeing the details, from an evaluation perspective, is how these guys get graded in the first place.
    Sure, extremely boring indeed.
    However…GMs, HCs get paid to find talent.
    Reverse engineer it.
    Try to see what Belichick shops for for instance.
    He wins. We don’t.
    He Drafts in the 30s.
    ‘Nuf said.
    Do your job. Do your homework.
    Find football players.

  36. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Cleveland has a roster full of top 10 Picks.
    Why don’t they win?
    Ownership sucks.
    Coaching sucks.
    We’re the Hekawi.
    Some of these things are just like the others, don’tcha think?

  37. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    I’m anxious to see what happens between Belichick and Reid.
    Like Shanny in the SB, Reid can’t continue his habit of throwing the ball with a lead.
    Both Shanny, and Reid, have major issues with situational football.
    Belichick plays chess.
    See if Reid has learned how to win a big game when it matters.

  38. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    It all comes down to the accidental owners, the #^×£@* Yorks. Ownership was gifted to them from the corrupt Eddie D.

    To win Myles Garrett and solve our edge rush void was to lose a meaningless game to the Rams. The one star of the draft. Adversarial relationship of FO/GM/HC prevented brainless Jed from telling pudge Kelly to throw the damn game.

    Instead we got stuck with a rock for draft day “Christmas”.

  39. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Myles Garret is not a 49er. Get over it. We can play this game in hindsight with every draft.

    This might surprise you that Buckner is their equal or actually outperformed Donald and Garret

  40. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    TJ Hockenson TE from Iowa now appears as the 19th player taken in first round according to Mel Kiper. Hoping to pluck him in 3rd round was wishful thinking on my part.
    Iowa has 2 TEs this year that have first round grades in the draft, with the other player being Noah Fant.
    Iowa has become a pipeline for quality TEs much like Stanford was for a few years.

  41. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    On the comparison above I’m not suggesting that Buckner is better than Donald, because right now he’s not.

    I do think Buckner is outperforming Garret overall.

    Look at the Chiefs. Which player led their team in sacks this year?
    Was it Dee Ford or Justin Houston? Ford had 13 sacks and Houston had 9 sacks. The team leader was Chris Jones with 15.5 sacks.

    Everything is relative. Would it surprise you that the Browns and Niners had the same number of sacks with 37 in 2018? And the mighty Rams had 4 more sacks at 41 than the Niners?

  42. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Bullit I want to see TE Tommy Sweeney from BC in Mobile too.
    He could be a sleeper of sorts later in day 2-3?
    Good size, technician-type.

  43. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Packers hire Niner assistant Oline coach Adam Stenavich to be their
    new Oline coach.
    Shanahan has lost two of his offensive assistants this offseason and that shows respect for the quality in his staff.

    Also the Niners have only one compensatory pick in the draft and that was a sixth rounder for Aaron Lynch.

  44. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Bullit I haven’t gotten through the entire E/W Shrine game yet but, I did see enough to notice a Fat Man in the Middle.

    Daylon Mack Tx A&M – 6’1″/320.
    And, he obviously got more than my attention, since he got picked up for the Senior Bowl and, will work on Shanny’s squad. 😀

  45. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Everyone loves sacks as a metric for defenses. However parity or the rules seems to have made sacks a more significant part of the past and not of the present. If you look the latest record of 11 sacks was
    set in 2007.

    Team sacks per season
    Chicago, 1984
    Minnesota, 1989
    Chicago, 1987

    Most sacks in a game
    Dallas vs. Pittsburgh, Nov. 20, 1966
    St. Louis vs. Baltimore, Oct. 26, 1980
    Chicago vs. Detroit, Dec. 16, 1984
    Dallas vs. Houston, Sept. 29, 1985
    N.Y. Giants vs. Philadelphia, Sept. 30, 2007
    N.Y. Giants vs. St. Louis, Nov. 1, 1964
    Baltimore vs. Los Angeles, Nov. 22, 1964
    Buffalo vs. Denver, Dec. 13, 1964
    Detroit vs. Green Bay, Nov. 7, 1965
    Oakland vs. Buffalo, Oct. 15, 1967
    Oakland vs. Denver, Nov. 5, 1967
    St. Louis vs. Atlanta, Nov. 24, 1968
    Dallas vs. Detroit, Oct. 6, 1975
    St. Louis vs. Philadelphia, Dec. 18, 1983
    Kansas City vs. Cleveland, Sept. 30, 1984
    Chicago vs. Minnesota, Oct. 28, 1984
    Cleveland vs. Atlanta, Nov. 18, 1984
    Detroit vs. Philadelphia, Nov. 16, 1986
    San Diego vs. Dallas, Nov. 16, 1986
    L.A. Raiders vs. Philadelphia, Nov. 30, 1986 (OT)
    Seattle vs. L.A. Raiders, Dec. 8, 1986
    Chicago vs. Philadelphia, Oct. 4, 1987
    Dallas vs. N.Y. Jets, Oct. 4, 1987
    Philadelphia vs. Dallas, Sept. 15, 1991
    Indianapolis vs. Cleveland, Sept. 6, 1992

    This year the Chiefs led the NFL in sacks but their defense ranked 31st in yards against, almost dead last. Offensive coordinators are gashing stunts and blitzes with quick hitters and running plays that
    pile up big yardage.

  46. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Posted as a counterpoint to trading down.

    “Allen just needs to add Weight. And the Power and Strength will come. He needs to carry that weight and still keep his Speed then pack on some Pass Rushing Skills. Easier said than done. Leonard Floyd is still working on it. There’s no sure thing that Allen can do it. But why is he there at #2? That pick should be a Starting Stud Player. Not for a Project and hoping he gets there his 2nd or 3rd Year. I’m done with Projects. I want a completed player instead of a Projection. I’m done hoping. A #2 should just be an IS Player. A #2 pick should be an IT Player. The only one I see is Bosa. We have to get him no matter what.”

  47. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Here is CLE roster. Very good at edge. Interior young and nothing in pass rush. So obviously Myles Garrett seeing double teams.

    Cherry picking stats a failed attempt to justify Thomas, a day 2 pick in reality.

  48. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    ” The only one I see is Bosa. We have to get him no matter what.”

    Sorry but I disagree with the “no matter what” part.

    Wait for the combine but it’s premature to anoint Bosa “savior” considering he was hurt last season.

    He has played in 29 games and has 47 total tackles and 17.5 sacks
    during his college career. Good stats but not eye popping.

  49. Charlie KruegerNo Gravatar says:

    Josh Allen needs to gain weight? As a linebacker? Really? Are you sure about that? What’s your average LB weigh? 250? He’s 260 lb. That’s big for an LB.

    How much does Khalil Mack weigh? I don’t think he’s even 250.

  50. Charlie KruegerNo Gravatar says:

    Point being, the only reason Allen would need to gain weight is to become a DE.

    Don’t let other do your thinking for you.

  51. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    What does Allen weigh? Have seen 230 to 260. Will see at the combine.

    Questions on why he bypassed the Senior Bowl. Fear Of injury before draft and season start? Maybe lack of upper body strength? Lack of technique?

  52. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    The big money is at DE, whether nickel only or all downs. For us, SAM and nickel DE demands good size, say min 250.

    At #2, no excuses for the professional draft evaluators. #2 must be a sure edge or Aaron Donald like stud. If want to take risks with more upside, then trade down.

  53. Charlie KruegerNo Gravatar says:

    Obviously Allen’s draft stock is high so he doesn’t want to risk injury. He played 230 as a junior. He’s 260 now.

    Who are you saying we pick?

  54. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Cannot answer directly, too many variables.

    We have a lot of bodies at big DE/nickel DT, none are standouts (Thomas, AA, KStreet, Blair). This is where QWilliams would be in base downs. Can we get good trade value for Thomas or AA if Q is the first pick.

    We need the best pass rusher at #2, if draft evaluators decide on Q then contact GM’s that Thomas and AA are tradeable and bundle them in trade ups for the best deal.

    Otherwise best edge at #2, LEO and nickel. If no clear cut best then consider a small trade down for a 2019 2nd only. So if three equals then trade down only two spots. Must grab one of the top three. Take no chances. Those three must be proven, not projects on their upside.

    Will there be a SAM or will this D decide on 3 safeties. Caliber of college competition, senior bowl looks, combine, and private workouts and pro days will help the decision makers.

    I prefer no FA’s or trades before draft at edge. These guys cost too much and get them on a rookie contract. A Ziggy Ansah or Robert Quinn is unacceptable and restricts us during draft day 1. If we take Barr as an FA SAM/edge will the SAM evolve to a safety during his contract. Money well spent?

  55. Charlie KruegerNo Gravatar says:

    Too many variables? Are you NoFear? Oh, so no matter what I say, you will shoot holes in it. Yet never offer an opinion of your own.

    And you will criticize their decision and call yourself right.

  56. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Kudos to the Rams for a gutsy effort in a hostile environment, but the Saints were jobbed big time. Probably the worst officiating blunder in league history.

  57. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Let the experts decide. It is their do or die job. If they screw up, FO holds them accountable. Very well paid for their part in an entertainment business.

    If GM/HC decides that SAM is a 3 year position in this D I prefer the first two picks are LEO/edge then SAM/edge. Both on 4 to 5 year rookie contracts at the costliest D position. Killer pass rush makes it easy on the DC and back 7.

    Sorry, if QWilliams is #2 then second pick is LEO/edge and would bundle AA and/or Thomas to get it as high in 1st as possible.

  58. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    *If* the Rams win the Super Bowl, they need to do the decent thing, and make sure today’s Zebra crew all gets a ring, too.

  59. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    What do you think.

    Our 3rd #67 plus AA plus Thomas for GB 1st. I think it is middle teens. GB 3-4 D is bad. AA is RDE, Thomas is LOLB. Draft day trade.

    AA signed this offseason to a tradeable contract.

  60. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Phuk the Rams

    Was Stevie Wonder the side judge who missed that call?
    That official should be fired period.

  61. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    “Killer pass rush makes it easy on the DC and back 7”

    Not working for the Chefs as Brady is carving them up.

    Pump your brakes on who to draft as we’re a long ways from that day and a lot can happen in the interim.

    Free agency comes before the draft and that’ll determine what happens.

  62. Charlie KruegerNo Gravatar says:

    The Saints lost because Brees played a shitty game. They should have had a 21 point lead in the 1st quarter.

    The refs didn’t help, and those 2 calls were horrible, but NO had the lead and got the ball on the Rams 45 and did nothing late.

  63. Charlie KruegerNo Gravatar says:

    Well, there’s no football between now and then, Bullitt. They’ve already dug up Mel Kiper from his tomb under ESPN headquarters so if they are talking draft, we might as well.

  64. Charlie KruegerNo Gravatar says:

    Chiefs showing signs of life.

  65. NoFearNo Gravatar says:

    So youse guys listen to Joe Buck and come on here to post some bullshit about who won the game? The Rams were owed plenty in the bad call department and just maybe the guys in stripes did not want to give the game away on a judgment call. Good for them, for once, they didn’t choose the winner.

    Charlie/Chuck/Asshat is wrong so often he begs for folks to take wild guesses so he can have some company under the dunce hat. Pay him no mind, he’s idioticus maximus. ie: a talking donkey.

  66. Charlie KruegerNo Gravatar says:

    Aww, shucks, NoFear. I always knew you cared.

  67. Charlie KruegerNo Gravatar says:

    Who listens to Joe Buck? I turn the sound off for the most part. You pipe his commentary to your underground lair.

  68. NoFearNo Gravatar says:

    What a shocker! Bullit has posted some links!! Links be damned. Did you see the game or not?

    If a penalty had been called it wouldn’t guarantee a score or a FG. Maybe they drain the clock and kick the FG or maybe not. Brees could have thrown that INT on the next play. So Lutz is forced to kick early at the worst. And he breaks the tie and the Saints go up by three after the non-call.

    The Rams battle back with a minute and a half left and tie it up with a 50 yarder.

    So OT! 0 to 0, and the Saints get the ball and go incomplete pass. Incomplete pass w/ DPI for 1-10 again. Run for a loss. Interception. That’s not playoff-winnng football.

    The Rams move the ball to FG range and knock through a 57 yarder for the win. The Saints’ coach and bullit can cry all the big tears they want but they had many opportunities to win in regulation and in OT.

    NO TEAM makes it through a season without getting its share of breaks, both good and bad.

    So the Niners finishing second from the bottom are almost the same as the Rams who are NFC champs and going to the Super Bowl according to bullit’s logic and ignorant interpretation of the stats.

  69. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    I did see the game but there is no changing your mind that this was a judgement call because your bias is obvious.

    Then you what if straw man is just a futile attempt scenario as the Saints could’ve taken the clock to under 10 seconds and then kicked a chip shot field goal after 3 running plays. Brees would not throw the ball and that would be wishful thinking that the clock would not be milked.

    So please stop because there is no rhyme or reason to your attempt to spin it.

    I could post links that the NFL will apologize for the blown call but
    you’ll just brush them aside because you have your head in the sand, so what else is new?

  70. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Instead trading away a high draft choice for a malcontent 31 year old Antonio Brown and strapping the salsry cap Lynch/Shanahan should consider this A Brown from Ole Miss if he’s available at top of second round.

  71. Charlie KruegerNo Gravatar says:

    THe Saints run out the clock and kick the FG, NoFear. That’s how it goes. Duh.

  72. Charlie KruegerNo Gravatar says:

    The Rams had one time out. 1:45 left. First down on the 5 yard line. Yeah, that’s ripe for 0 points. 1st down, kneel down. Time out. 1:40. 2nd down, kneel down. 55 seconds. 3rd down, kneel down. 10 seconds. 4th down kick FG.

    Brees would definitely throwe 3 times. Jesus. That’s your story, NoFear? What is the NFL average of getting points inside the 5? 99.9%? Yeah, I like the Rams odds there.

  73. NoFearNo Gravatar says:

    Maybe we need to communicate in the same language. PI IS a judgment call. Realizing one can’t guarantee how the game unfolds before it’s played is hardly a straw man argument.

    The call was missed. I say, so what? Does that make Sean Payton’s poor play calling and lousy execution by the Saints players better?

    The refs picking up a fumble buried the Bears and sent the Eagles to play the Saints. Alshon Jefferies drop sent the Saints to play the Rams. Dee Ford’s offsides sent the Pats to the Super Bowl, and you nitwits are crying about the Rams’ win? Cry for them all! They all have their goats.

    So, what does the brain trust of Charlie/bullit guarantee for the play by play of the Super Bowl? Really, is there any reason to watch with the likes of you two able to guarantee how each possession plays out before it happens?

    and the Seahawks run the ball for the win…
    and the Falcons run the ball for the win…
    and Charlie/bullit think their wild ass guesses of how the game gets played are the same as reality.

  74. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    “The call was missed. I say, so what?”

    The only thing the Ram DB didn’t do was grab the receivers facemask and rip his helmet off. Sgt Schultz doesn’t work in the NFL

    Those zebras should never be allowed to officiate in the NFL again simply because collectively they all could not have missed that call.

  75. Charlie KruegerNo Gravatar says:

    Nofear is so scared to make a ca that he
    Can’t even predict a team
    Scoring 3 points from the 5 yard line!!!

    I need to play poker with you!

  76. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Joe Montana Interview in case you haven’t seen this, many anecdotes and memories.

  77. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    From 2016 but in case you haven’t seen this

    Rich Eisen with Ronnie Lott

    Rich Eisen with Joe Montana

  78. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Bullit I’m waiting to see how UGA WR Riley Ridley stacks up in Indy, (assuming he gets an invitation) since he declared early for the Draft.
    Loose numbers on him show 6’2″/200 4.44.
    He could be a nice option in the Mid RD area possibly.
    I do like AJ Brown as well, depending on his 40. Good production though, but he’ll go early I think.

  79. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    At least 100 million has been paid out on the wagers.

    How is it possible for there to be a do over?

    It should have happened instantly while both teams were on the field.

    Can’t disrupt the upcoming Super Bowl because that’s a couple of billion at stake.

    The commish has been strangely silent about all this.

  80. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    How do DB coaches teach when stuff like this happens.

    Cannot remember the details. Some legal judgement occurred. The Supreme Court could not allow this ruling to stand since it turned the justice system upside down. Somehow this ruling got buried and could not be used as precedent. Banned in all legal textbooks. It disappeared.

    Just like this play needs to be scrubbed.

  81. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Seems like I had my blinders on. Still pass rusher is numero uno for us. Explains Hafley leaving.

  82. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Bad weather to force Senior Bowl indoors, no TV tomorrow …
    Updated; The Senior Bowl has just announced that not only will Wednesday’s practice sessions be moved to South Alabama’s new indoor facility because of bad weather expected in the Mobile area tomorrow, but there will also be no TV coverage on either ESPN or the NFL Network because of space restrictions.
    In fact, it will be one of those ‘what if they gave an all-star game and nobody came’ file as the rest of the credentialed media reportedly will also not be able to attend the practice because of space limitations. The good news out of Mobile is that the weather is supposed to improve enough to allow Thursday practices to return to Land-Peebles; Saturday’s game is also not expected to be impacted.

  83. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    2019 Senior Bowl Prospect Meetings Report

    San Francisco 49ers – Delaware Safety Nasir Adderley – 6’0″/200
    Arizona State DT Renell Wren – 6’6″/297

  84. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Official stats – Ht/Wt/Arm/Hand measurements –

    Nasir Adderley Delaware 5117 195 30 3/4 8 7/8
    Renell Wren Arizona State 6044 315 33 3/4 9 7/8

    Curious to see this kid against better competition too –

    Rock Ya-Sin (CB) Temple 5116 189 32 3/8 9 3/4

  85. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Want to see this TE also – Waiting on his College production stats –

    Donald Parham Stetson 6083 243 36 1/8 10 1/2

    Kid is HUGE, though a bit light.

  86. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Deebo Samuel WR South Carolina 5114 216 32 1/2 10 1/8
    Samuel had the largest hands of all the Senior Bowl receivers.

    This kid would be very intriguing in RD2 if he gets there.
    Want to see his official 40 in Indy – Reports have him in 4.4s

  87. Charlie KruegerNo Gravatar says:

    So, it’s Schrodinger’s draft pick, Tom? We should take Allen and we shouldn’t take Allen?

  88. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    New DL Coach looking into detail of his performance and where he fits. Here are two comments that say well what I think.

    Posted by Mertons_merkin on Jan 24, 2019 | 8:39 AM
    That sure sounds to me like Saleh opened the door on possibly getting rid of Thomas
    …”We all want to see what he says and how he views him,” Saleh said. “From there as an organization, we’ll do what’s best for the organization and put Solly in the best position to be successful.”

    That right there reeks of “We’ll see if our new coach can salvage him, if not we’ll look at trading him to another team where he might have a better chance of success.” Especially the bit about “what’s best for our organization”. That’s exactly what coaches/GMs say when getting rid of somebody.

    Personally, I think if we had successfully traded for Khalil Mack (which we apparently tried hard to do), then Thomas would be gone.

    Posted by Jed York on Jan 24, 2019 | 8:39 AM
    That is exactly how I saw that myself.
    They are evaluating Thomas to see if they will unload him or not. That does not bode well for his career here. They need to make a decision on him soon. If they had a better perspective on him they would not be at this point. Actually if they expect to get any value for him in a trade the sooner they put him on the market the better it will be for them. Right now more teams might believe he has not been used correctly. If they put him in his so called best position and he does not shine that perspective goes out the window. The longer they wait the less value he will have because now he is still on his rookie contract and that would make him attractive to some teams.

    Posted by willtalk on Jan 24, 2019 | 11:08 am

  89. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Completed year 2 of his 4 to 5 year rookie contract. The new CBA brought down the 1st Rd salaries. Solly’s is 7.6 mil from what I read.

    He belongs at Strong side OLB in a 3-4. Now is best time to trade as his salary gets higher. Best compare is Ahmad Brooks.

    Keeping him on roster restricts who we draft. Team needs high performers on their rookie contracts. QWilliams is a direct replacement .

    How many teams are 3-4 D. Need GM to GM talks asap. Determine his trade value and move him during day 1 or day 2 of draft.

  90. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    This is his 4th year on rookie contract, making 2 mil and I believe he was drafted #7. Suh and Donald brought out his best pass rushing. LAR has cap restraints and may let him go, even with Suh gone.

  91. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Wow. Looks like 1st Rd rookies make their big money in a signing bonus so Solly makes 2 to 2.5 mil annually.

    So that 7.6 mil a year must be wrong.

  92. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Solly or AA money swap is how I’d entertain an ABrown move.
    No premium picks to Pitt.
    Something after RD5 IOW, next year.
    Still want Lynch to take a gamble at 2.
    Hope someone puts a blockbuster offer in his face.

  93. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    If the Redskins want to move up I’ll switch #1s with them but it’ll cost them also their #2 and #4 this year and a 3rd round pick next year. That’s contingent of them falling in love with a QB because Alex Smith won’t be able to play in the coming year and his backup Colt McCoy also has knee injury.

    Lot’s of ifs and variables with free agency before the draft but right now Redskins don’t have a healthy viable QB.

  94. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    ESPN article peels back everything and shows how dysfunctional the Browns were and are. It points to their owner Jimmy Haslam who has continually meddled and played favorites in the front office He might be the root of all their recent problems including Hue Jackson. Consensus was Browns were going to hire Sean McDermott but the owner on his own had a “come to Jesus moment” and unilaterally decided on Hue Jackson simply because he was the boss and he owned the team.

    Houston was going to trade a high 2nd round pick for Brian Hoyer and the Browns nixed the deal even after they spent a first round pick on Johnny Football. Houston eventually got Hoyer after he was released but why would you not take a high draft pick for someone who might not be in your future plans? That’s called dysfunction.

  95. Charlie KruegerNo Gravatar says:

    Some D linemen take a while to develop into NFL talents. AA has barely lived up to his potential. He was brought in to be a pass rusher and has not done the job. His run stuffing is fine, but not at the price we paid to get him. Thomas is much the same. A solid if unspectacular player we drafted way too high. He isn’t getting sacks and is decent against the run.

    Thing is though, Thomas won’t cost near as much as AA’s 9 million option. He’s less than half. So he stays and fills the interior. But he needs to put on some weight to fill the middle. After we draft Quinnen.

  96. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Bullit I’m hoping Lynch doesn’t figure 1 guy at 2 is all he needs.
    There’s enough depth in DE to gamble IMO.
    If ‘Skins want to sell out for us like they did for the Rams I’d be all for it.
    Drew Lock appears to be on Elways’ radar from what is coming out of Mobile.
    I’d take some Picks from him too.
    Haven’t dug into the Picks stats yet though.
    Much crunching of numbers left to do 😀

  97. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Help me figure this out.

    First 5 teams in draft have their franchise QB. ARI-Rosen, SF-Jimmy, NYJ-Darnold, OAK-Carr, TB-Black on White Rapist. Then NYG and JAX.

    Reality says NYG or JAX may draft QB. WASH and DEN a little bit later. Why jump to #1 or #2 for any team looking for QB as first pick when a large premium needs to be paid.

    So the hope is a bunch of Trubiskey like trades to get us to where QB-less teams will compete for our pick? Those type of trades give us 3rd’s, not a high 2nd.

    Can always hope I guess. I am not a bitter clinger. We pick at #2 unless ARI give us a deal for a swap.

  98. Charlie KruegerNo Gravatar says:

    If we do anything, Tom, it’ll like the deal Lynch did with the Bears a couple years ago. We ain’t dropping out of the first round by any means. We ain’t dropping out of the top 5.

    And we don’t know if the new regime in AZ is sold on Rosen.

  99. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    What makes more sense to me, is having interested teams jockeying against each other for a specific DE.
    That’s where the strength is.

    Not suggesting a QB would dictate movement this year.
    Hoping, Lynch will have several guys on his Board, that grade out equally.
    That affords him reason to gamble for additional Picks IMO.
    Someone, like Snyder, selling out to jump the field ahead of him, could provide ammo for us, to come back up as well.
    Not sure who holds ammo beyond Cleveland at the moment however.
    More study needed on my part.
    Simply an exercise in predictions of course…

  100. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    GB has #12 and #30. Both OLB’s are old and underperforming. Clay Mathews an FA and 3.5 sacks. Nick Perry injured often and not value for his contract, probably released.

    Both their 1st’s could be OLB’s. Even so shop Thomas here who is younger, cheaper, and healthier. Our 3rd plus Thomas for #30?

  101. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Any number of possibilities exists Bakkentom.
    FA sets the stage Pre-Draft. Anything can occur there.
    What Lynch did with Thomas appeared to be, the fear of losing the only guy he wanted at that time. I’m suggesting he shouldn’t latch onto 1 guy at slot 2 this time.
    There’s much more depth this time.
    My mission would be to simply increase Picks, if possible.
    We need Draft capital in order to infuse more talent in multiple areas.
    Thomas, while young, still has a hefty rookie Contract attached and, no great accomplishments to his credit.
    Most everyone knows what we know about him.
    Then again, Foster got claimed in DC so, we know there’s always DC Danny to provide an out.

  102. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    The only decision on merits of players will be the football brains and thoroughness of our draft evaluators.

    My inclination is to grab QWilliams with the 1st and trade up the second for Jaylon Ferguson for LEO/nickel DE. Otherwise Bosa with the 1st and the best SAM/nickel DE with the trade up of the 2nd.

    Two paths to take depending on ARI’s choice. I cannot see FO spending big FA bucks on Brandon Graham. I prefer no FA for edge at all. Save that money for elsewhere.

  103. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Shifting money/Contracts is how I’d go too.
    Picks are more valuable in this Class especially. We will see how they play it….

  104. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    “My inclination is to grab QWilliams with the 1st and trade up the second for Jaylon Ferguson for LEO/nickel DE”

    Recipe for failure is to keep drafting the same position with your top picks like Detroit with WRs, Jests with Dlinemen and Cleveland with QBs.

    You already have a Pro Bowl caliber 3 technique in Buckner so why would you spend your top pick on a redundant position? Jests used first round picks on Wilkerson, Richardson and Williams and the only one left on roster is Williams.

    Signing Earl Thomas in free agency and a pass rusher like Ansah or Fowler might be the route Lynch takes. If CJ Mosely becomes a FA the Niners might have interest as he would be a plug in replacement and upgrade for Foster. That is contingent if those players become available as well as someone like KJ Wright.

    It has also been suggested that if Lynch can’t hammer out a long term contract with Gould, they might use franchise tag on him.

    NJ and I agree that there are lots of variables and moves to be made that will shape what happens in the draft.

  105. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Lynch and Shanahan Interviews at Senior Bowl in case you missed it

  106. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Will repeat what I said before.

    QWilliams is 295 lbs. On base downs is big end, AA’s position. Is nickel DT alongside Buckner.

    Thomas is average at best as nickel DT. Below average as edge. Above average maybe as LEO in setting the edge.

    He and AA have not and cannot live up to their contracts. Trade them during draft. They occupy roster space for low paid rookies like Blair and KStreet. Those two pass rushing non-performers hold this team back. DL is the most critical D unit. Needs to be fixed with above average talent.

  107. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Ansah injured often, starting to break down? Even mediocre FA edge’s make a lot of money.

    Brandon Graham 31 and costs too much. Will he accept a multi-year contract with first year only guaranteed. IMO he is salary cap damage.

    Dante Fowler a dud first 3 plus years at JAX. Got better after trade to LAR alongside Donald and Suh. Is that worth paying big dollars for? IMO No.

    Get two rookie pass rushers this draft. Great investment on rookie contracts. High performance with low dollars. Work with the CBA, not fight it.

  108. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Damn, wanna see QWilliams in Singletary’s nutcracker drill, mano a mano with Thomas. Yeah bitch!

  109. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Some trade up maybe’s:

    3rd #67 plus Thomas 》 GB #30
    3rd #67 plus Thomas 》 Courtland Sutton WR DEN
    1st #2 plus Thomas or AA or Garnett 》 ARI #1

    Moving up to #1 gives us clarity for FA selections with QWilliams or Bosa choice.

    Read that ARI will be doing 3-4 D where AA could be DE and they are hurting at OL so Garnett. ARI could try another trade down or take Jonah Williams or QWilliams at #2.

    Reunite BDN with DEN OC Scangarello, BDN + ??? For DEN 3rd

  110. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Bullit I ran through pretty much the entire week of Mobile practices.
    Very impressed with OTs Dillard and Risner.
    Seems Risner is a Center and, was being tested at OT during the week. He looked good on the edge but, might be a nice option for us at Center, at the right price.
    Had some attitude about him in Mobile too. Liked the nasty streak.
    No disappointment with Rock Ya-Sin or Deebo either. Both will likely make my final list at this point.
    Have to wait for Combine stats and such.

    Great class of Fat Men in the Middle too 😀
    Did you catch DT Khalen Saunders from Western IL doing backflips at 320Lbs?

    Pretty agile for a Big Man. Hope he gets to Indy to see what he lifts and runs.
    Early numbers I’m seeing on him have him at 5.15 – Not shabby at all if accurate.
    Your Man Omenihu wins the wingspan contest – In Mobile anyway.

    Charles Omenihu Texas 6055 274 36 1/2 9 1/2
    Montez Sweat MS State 6060 252 35 5/8 9 7/8

    Edge guys need those wings too.

  111. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    Omenihu came on this year at Texas and was a force. He was named Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year. He moved up to the 2nd or 3rd round.

    One thing that gets lost on the hyped pass rushers is their defense on running plays and if they give up the edge and get gashed when an offense runs their way.

    Omenihu has a good pass rush and holds his own against the run. He will probably run a 4.7 at the combine and is a good option in 3rd round if you need a DE.

  112. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Him, and plenty of others, is why I’d like to see Lynch go for a homerun deal at 2, if he can. Can’t see anyone, maybe Denver, even DC, clamouring for a QB there?
    Could happen though, if someone wants to leap frog NYG & JAX. Bosa, and others, would be very attractive bait at 2.

  113. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    In the last 3 drafts a team or many teams fell in love with a QB and was willing to move up to ensure they would get their guy. No one thought Trubisky would emerge but the Bears pulled the trigger.

    Let’s hope it’s 4 years in a row when this happens.
    Perhaps someone will love Haskins, Lock or Daniel Jones and will willing to jump to 2.

  114. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Just trying to refresh the memory when two QB’s took #1 and #2. Goff was prolific in HS and at Cal. Wentz shot into the big stage at the Senior Bowl.

    Are any QB in this draft like either of these two. Can we realistically expect to benefit from a QB bidding war.

  115. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Depends who needs it most Bakkentom and, is willing to pull the trigger.
    A) It costs a ton of Draft Capital to get into the top 3 slots.
    B) Those that have it, may not need a QB
    C) The buzz in Mobile, (Maybe deliberate) was that Elway has personally
    Scouted Drew Lock.

    Rumor has it, NYG/JAX are the hot candidates for a QB change. Will either be willing to wait, since 9ers/NYJ aren’t in the Mkt?
    Teams like Cincy,Miami, DC may get desperate for a particular guy to come up for. That’s where the ammo they hold could preclude that big of a jump. Someone may be willing to sell out before NYG at 5. Closest is JAX at 6, Denver at 10.

    Our slot could be extremely valuable, especially if AZ snags Bosa out of the gate. If they don’t, Bosa could be a guy to auction off, assuming of course, we don’t want him, which I don’t.
    Bottom line, more pieces is better than one IMO. If the slot can net us multiple Picks, that’s the route I’d go.

  116. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Will Gruden replace Carr? Could AZ move Rosen in favor of Murray?
    Will one of those QB needy teams pay Foles/Flacco/Manning on a short term Contract and, groom a cheaper level replacement from the Draft?
    Haskins/Murray/Lock appear to be the hot commodities right now.
    No telling what will happen, until FA sifts out some moves, prior to the Draft.

  117. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    NJ, I hope your optimism happens on draft day.

    Trade ups in top 10 are very expensive. I just don’t see need trumping loss of draft capital. DEN needs OL and NYG has one more year of a Manning guaranteed contract. They need OL as bad as DEN. Foles and BDN are possible pickups as well.

    We are forced to make the pick.

  118. Charlie KruegerNo Gravatar says:

    I’m about 75% sure the Raiders will deal on draft day. Including trading Carr. AZ I’m not clear about. Barring any deals, or batshit decisions, no QB goes in the top 5. 6-10 is where they will fly off the board.

    GIants JJags and Broncos need one.

  119. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Redskins also need a QB as Alex Smith might be a year from returning and McCoy also has a torn up knee. They have Josh Johnson and Mark Sanchez as their QBs which spells disaster.

    Flacco is going somewhere, just depends who thinks highly enough of him to make the deal.

  120. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Charlie your ‘batshit decisions’ point is precisely why Danny in DC can’t be ruled out.
    He, of all the scenarios involving Alex, and his current roster, is likely to be the most desperate to fix his situation.
    If he comes out of the gate in March, looking to steal Foles from a Division rival, he’ll likely get him. Unless of course, the asking price sinks his Cap.
    It would be quite interesting if AZ did wave Rosen as bait, or Brother John in Oakland, doing something for Jay, with Carr.
    The possibilities are ALWAYS endless, when Danny gets itchy for a quick fix.

  121. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Loose projections for Comp Picks has DC Danny getting a 3,5 & 6.
    Pats too stand to gain (2)3’s a 5 & 7, while the Rams stand to gain (2)3’s and a 7.
    Losing FAs at the right time is beneficial if you know what you’re doing.
    DC losing Cousins gives them a ‘free play’ as Comp Picks can be dealt now.
    Something else to consider prior to Draft Bingo.

  122. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Peter King Today In MMQB after Senior Bowl

    ” Big buzz on Kyler Murray cracking the top 10. For the record, teams who will be interested in quarterbacks, and where they pick in round one: Oakland (4, 24, 27), Giants (6), Jacksonville (7), Denver (10), Miami (13), Washington (15), Chargers (28), New England (31 or 32).

    Lots of suspicion that Jon Gruden/Mike Mayock will take a quarterback high (they’ve got three first-round picks) and NOT trade Derek Carr. As one personnel guy told me, the Kansas City model of having a young guy learn under a willing veteran as Patrick Mahomes had with Alex Smith could be tempting. Now Smith is a special case; he’s generous to a fault. Not sure Carr would be that willing to help a young kid take his job.

    After Ohio State’s Nick Bosa, the best edge rusher seems clear: Kentucky’s Josh Allen.”

  123. Charlie KruegerNo Gravatar says:

    I said that about Murray 2 weeks ago Bullitt. And with Snyder in the mix like NJ said, anything can happen. Wentz certainly came from nowhere to fly up the board based on nothing more than word of mouth. Shit, Murray could get drafted by both the Oakland A’s and the Oakland Raiders. Course, the Raiders don’t have a stadium, so they won’t BE in Oakland, but he sounds like he wants to pull a Bo Jackson and play both.

    But to your point, NJ, I just don’t think there’s gonna be a lot of moves. At least with the top 5 picks. Prince Valiant doesn’t want to deal with us in a trade-up scenario, and more than likely they can get their QB at the 4th spot anyway. Based on conventional thinking (HAH!) the first team to take a QB is the Giants at 6. Jax as well, and the perennial Qb hunters, Denver.

    Philly Pholes is the big FA prize, so someone is going to buck the draft and go after him. Flacco too, I guess. Washington stands to make the biggest move as they are at 15 and have two injured guys. They very well could go Flacco AND a high QB pick as they have nothing now.

    Carr mentoring? Not even close. Carr is 27. He’s not the old vet like Flacco is. Carr is focussing on being the starter for the next 8 years, not warming the spot for his backup in 2 years. Like I said, I think Carr is gone and the Raiders get a retread to mentor Murray or Haskins

  124. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    A feel good story that gives you hope

  125. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    PFF’s top 50 Free Agents

    #11 is Adrian Amos S Never heard of him but he grades out well.

  126. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Bookmarking this one here also. Having #2, #36, and #67 can make one giddy with all the possibilities. Let us make this offseason count!

  127. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Wes Welker came in for an interview for an offensive coaching spot with the Niners. How many times have you had a receiver labeled as the “Next Wes Welker” so you can have him coach the receivers up?

    He’d be a great addition to the staff.

  128. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Thought of Deebo and Isabella immediately when I read that Bullit.
    Welker is the ‘model’ slot guy.
    Trent Taylor could be healthier this Spring also.

  129. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    New post is up.

  130. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    Fri Feb 1 6 PM PT ESPN 2 2019 State Farm All-Star Football Challenge at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.

    This event has already taken place and taped for TV (spoiler alert here are results)

    Some participants are draft picks on the Niner radar

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