The Football Panacea

One more week until Training Camp opens. Maybe. With the restrictions imposed by the governor of California, it’s hard to see the 49ers training in Santa Clara without some sort of dispensation. Arizona and Nevada are the most likely possible destinations.

If that’s the case, this camp will be a bit of a throw back to the Rocklin style camp years. Minus the heat, minus the two-a-days, minus the babe brigade.

When camp opens, we’ll all be putting the ogle-eye on four significant players: RB Jerick McKinnon, Trent Taylor, plus the two rookies,  DT Javon Kinlaw and WR Brandon Aiyuk. If all of those guys play well, the team should thrive again this year.

We’ll also be getting constant reports from the medical people vis-a-vis the COVID virus.

Advertisers have become a force of nature this  century. Piss off  Nike, bye bye  a billion dollars in revenue. People have been trying to get Dan Snyder to change the Redskins name for twenty years or more, but when the mega ad agencies threatened his empire this year, he caved in a hurry. Or at least wants everyone to think so. He’s in full-blown spin mode for the moment.

Twitter arrived around ten years ago and provided a sports ticker for steady news about your particular team, but now it’s a site for angst filled young adults whining about their misery and, like the newspaper racket, a place to continually promote negative news which attracts an immense amount of venom spewing commenters and meme artists. Howard Howard Beale’s “Mad as hell …” rant has become the norm.

PFT was a nice little operation from 2001 to 2009, then ceded control to NBC Sports and has gone downhill since.

There’s little doubt that this has been the all time weirdest offseason. We’ll see next week if things begin to stabilize or get even more wacky.

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32 comments on “The Football Panacea
  1. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Owners have come down to one preseason game and the players want zero preseason.

    I think one practice game is important otherwise your product will stink in the first several weeks.

    Sloppy play like 5 false starts in first 5 minutes is why you need a practice game to iron that stuff out.

  2. winderNo Gravatar says:

    I see a lot of injuries happening. It probably isn’t worth the effort this year but it sure would be nice to see some games.

  3. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    I’m looking at B2B games on the schedule right here in NJ and, I’m willing to bet, they’re not gonna let us in.
    What a fuk’n TEASE!

  4. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    NFL announced today that there will be ZERO preseason games due to the Virus.

    Things going backwards.

  5. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Perhaps if the President concentrated on his job we wouldn’t be in the current predicament.

    It appears that Trump had the owner of the Jest who also has been appointed Ambassador to Britain to approach The Royal and Ancient Golf Club and include the Trump Resort at Turnberry in the British Open rotation.

    No doubt this will be labelled as “Fake News” but who can make these details up?

  6. Nj49erNo Gravatar says:

    Take care of Donnie Bullit

  7. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Looks like the Niners will hold camp in Santa Clara.

  8. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Baseball kicks off tees off tips off swings into action today.

  9. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Rookies report to Santa Clara today and everyone next Tues.

    Good to be able to talk about 2020 football season again.

  10. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    The Washington football team?
    Nice try Danny
    Rates right up there with WTF?
    Maybe you should consider the WFT?

  11. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Snyder trying to milk it and can double dip with this year’s name and unis and then a rebranding in 2021 when things will change again.

  12. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Agreement reached on training camp per Maiocco and Jones of The ATHLETIC with this timeline

    “The acclimation period for NFL teams will consist of eight days of strength and conditioning, as well as meetings and on-field walk-through practices, according to The Athletic’s Lindsay Jones. Each team can conduct a maximum of 14 days in pads, beginning on Aug. 17”

    “Teams must cut their training camp rosters from 90 to 80 by Aug. 16, Jones reported. Teams also are allowed to carry 16 players on their practice squads during the regular season, including six veteran players with unlimited experience.”

    “Due to expected losses in revenues this season, there was the possibility the salary cap could drop dramatically in 2021 from an all-time high of $198.2 million per team this year. The sides agreed to a salary floor of $175 million next year, Jones reported. The losses in the cap will be “smoothed, according to Jones, through the 2023 season.

    Players have the right to opt out of this season within the next 10 days. The sides have allowed for an undisclosed stipend for players who choose not to play in 2020, according to Jones’ report.”

  13. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    The first week of after reporting will be for testing of the virus.

  14. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    “Jets deal Jamal Adams and 4th-round pick in 2022 to Seattle, in exchange for Bradley McDougald (safety), 1st-round pick in 2021, 3rd-round pick in 2021, and 1st-round pick in 2022.”

  15. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Seahags pulled the trigger and traded for Jamal Adams at a steep cost

    Adams and a 2022 fourth-round draft pick go to Seattle, while a 2021 first-round pick, a 2021 third-round pick, a 2022 first-round pick and safety Bradley McDougald go to New York.

    McDougald was a starter and Adams will be a huge cap hit when his contract comes up.

    Seahags got their replacement for Earl Thomas at a high cost. This smells like the Rams trade for Jalen Ramsey where the long term effects on the salary cap forced the team to say goodbye to some key starters.

    I’m glad that Lynch didn’t bite because of the long term ramifications.

  16. winderNo Gravatar says:

    RIP Peter Green. A true talent and innovator.

  17. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    RIP Regis Philbin

  18. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Jamal Adams was traded without a contract extension which is a precarious place for the Seahags to be.

    It was just reported yesterday that the NFL Salary Cap will drop from $200 mil to $175 mil per team in 2021. Adams has indicated that his new deal starts at $20 mil a year.

    Good luck with that Petey.

  19. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Geez, the trade smells like the Laremy Tunsil trade from Miami to Houston. How can safety be considered similar to a franchise LT.

    Rams and Seahawks both shot themselves in the foot.

  20. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    I wanted Adams in the Draft myself, he’s a talent.
    Now we have to deal with him in our Division.
    Seattle coughed up a ton in compensation but, he’s as good as Earl Thomas in my opinion.

  21. winderNo Gravatar says:

    Seattle did give up a lot of capitol in that trade. For the last bunch of years Seattle’s first rd pick are basically early seconds. The key for them in this trade is how low will Addams go with his new contract.

  22. BakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Not just Pete Carroll but FO agreed. 1st and 3rd next draft and their 1st year after that. Late rd picks assumed.

    Petey’s swan song so allowed to go out with a bang. No sense.

  23. BakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Earl Thomas iirc was #27 and their second 1st after okung. Even Seattle prioritized LT over FS.

  24. winderNo Gravatar says:

    I love it that Seattle has now lost those picks. They probably got the best CB in the league but gave up a big part of their future. And with the cap supposedly going down next year it is kind of a mystery.

  25. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    “Vikings’ head trainer and the team’s Infection Control Officer Eric Sugarman, along with members of his family, tested positive for COVID-19.”

    Vikings players scratching their heads. The guy in charge of protecting them didn’t protect himself.

  26. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Look at the Baseball Fla Marlins. They just got wiped out with 14 more players testing positive

  27. winderNo Gravatar says:

    49ers restructured RB Raheem Mostert’s contract.
    Mostert reportedly received a $250,000 signing bonus and “plenty of extra incentives”, guaranteeing his presence at Niners camp on Tuesday. Previously set to make $3 million this upcoming season, his upgraded bonuses allow him to earn over $5 million in 2020 — an increase similar to Tevin Coleman’s ($4.5 million) contract. Fantasy players should expect the former’s ADP to hike from the sixth round and back into the 4th/5th as a fringe RB2 ahead of the regular season. Coleman remains an intriguing pivot assured a handful of starts as the overall RB38, currently nine spots behind Mostert (RB29).

  28. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Looks like Dana will be doing some time:

    “A jury just found former San Francisco 49er Dana Stubblefield Guilty of rape by force.The assault happened in April 2015 at his Morgan Hill home involving a woman who came to house to be interviewed as potential babysitter.”

  29. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Possible 15-years-to-life in prison.

  30. winderNo Gravatar says:

    That is sad news, sounds like drugs to me. I can see why people steal but never understood rape. He will go to San Quentin which I am sure is a hotbed of Covid.

  31. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Those were the days my friends… or so the song goes. Remember the good ole Trent Baalke large draft class, with wasted picks.

    Miami traded garbage for Adam Sheehan, the CHI TE 2nd rd pick three years back that played 16 of 32 games in that time. Injuries et al yielding a bust of a pick. Traded for the proverbial conditional 7th rd pick.

    CHI must have consulted with TB on drafting. Trubiskey and Sheehan.

  32. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    New post is up.

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

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