The Raytown Kid

The 49ers wrapped up their minicamp last week and the offseason practices have come to an end.

A few players were too dinged up, for one reason or another, to join in the final festivities:

RT Mike McGlinchey
WR Deebo Samuel
TE Garrett Celek
RB Matt Breida
RB Jerick McKinnon
RB Raheem Mostert
WR Jalen Hurd
C Weston Richburg
DE Nick Bosa
LB Kwon Alexander
LB Fred Warner
CB Jason Verrett
S Jimmie Ward
S D.J. Reed

26% of the roster, so to speak, including our top three draft picks. Good thing we have the new hi-tech medicine men on the team. They’re going to be busy this year.

The end of minicamp also concludes the Happy Talk portion of the offseason gatherings. This time of year all teams have SB ambitions. And seldom is heard a discouraging word and the skies are not cloudy all day.

Now comes the hard part: six weeks in the dreaded Aldon Smith Zone. That time of year when players avail themselves of entertainment which oftentimes produces non-productive results. Mug shots, DUIs, fingers blown off, public indecency, drug busts, PED violations, car wrecks – ah, the foibles of youth.

Aldon made himself at home in this dangerous region several years back and never really escaped, wresting the title of this dark area from pretenders such as Ryan Leaf, who only squandered the mediocre career of an all time NFL bust, whereas Aldon pissed away a sure fire Hall of Fame career.

When last we saw Aldon, he was checking into police HQ in San Jose for missing a court date, whereupon he blew a BAC over .40 and was saved from an alcoholic coma by being incarcerated and presumably dried out.

Why or when he was released is not known, but in the ten seconds of sobriety he experienced upon exiting jail, he no doubt concluded it was time to get out of California, where his rap sheet had grown to encyclopedic proportions.

So he returned to his midwest roots and promptly picked up a DUI in Mission, Kansas – just across the river from his old high school in Raytown,  Missouri. Where Aldon ends up next will surely deserve a mention in future episodes of this blog. Hopefully, that won’t be in the morgue, where this sad tale seems destined to end sooner, rather than later.

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22 comments on “The Raytown Kid
  1. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Reposting something from last thread that went up late last night

    George Kittle feature

  2. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    From a comment in the NN Laken Tomlinson article today.

    The OL coach
    had an interview that was posted in today’s The Athletic. His quote re: Tomlinson:

    “I can say with good certainty, I think that Laken has gotten better every day since he’s been here. He’s a tremendously talented player whose arrow is still going up. I really think the world of Laken. He brings a presence to us. A lot of our game planning actually goes to putting Laken in position to make the tough block in the run game because he is so skilled.”

    Posted by Missing Link on Jun 17, 2019 | 6:30 PM

    Sam some of his miscues in play videos. He is playing average for an OG. He has upside. Coach needs to bring that out. His pass pro needs work. At least for the 6’3″ 312 lb Laken, he can handle bullrushing DT. He is great value at a 3 mil plus salary this year.

  3. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    49ers Playbook: Jimmy G 2018 review part 1 Jonny Delhi

    49ers Playbook: Jimmy G 2018 review part 2 jonnyDel

    49ers Playbook: Jimmy G 2018 review part 3 jonnyDel

  4. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Is this alarming if Cohn is right? Wide 9 makes sense only for passing situations. Inside zone runs will run over small mobile LB’s filling the gap between wide 9 DE and the DT.

    Our LB’s are better for wide runs and pass coverage. Wide 9 makes sense for nickel/dime packages only, and even then not exclusively.

  5. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Cohn and his old man are shit disturbers.
    They know nothing.

  6. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Solomon Thomas pass rush jonnyDel

    Solomon Thomas run D jonnydel

  7. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Tevin COlean awesome with Shanahan 2016 with ATL. JonnyDel

  8. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    JonnyDel has a good video academy. Get insight into what the coaches see. What breaks down a play.

    Jimmy was failed by his receivers in his 3 games last year. He understands plays and can go deep in his progressions.

    He spells it out for the fan. Route running and seperation mandatory for WR. Pettis was green and will work out. Deebo and Hurd were day 2 picks for this reason. Tevin Coleman has speed, burst, and hands and is a man beater which Breida was not last season.

    Loss of McKinnon and Goodwin hurt Jimmy with man coverage. We have our franchise QB. This offseason an attempt to add weapons at O skill positions. These guys need to get open.

  9. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    the 49ers will start training camp on July 26. Other important dates:
    * 7/15 Last day for franchised players to sign long-term deals
    * 8/10 First preseason game vs. Dallas
    * 8/31 Teams must trim rosters to 53 players
    * 9/4 Teams submit first practice/injury report

  10. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Interesting salary cap article concentrating on top 5 QB salaries. IND and Luck in last half. Elite QB contracts taking bigger chunk of teams cap.

    IND budgeting for this now. Are we?

    “The NFL market seems to be developing faster than ever, mostly due to the fact that the NFL’s TV deal reels in $255 million for each team, annually. This is in addition to ticket, jersey and parking sales. So, all things considered, money seems not to be a problem for NFL teams.

    So, clearly, there seems to be a growing amount of capital in the NFL, most of which goes either to the players (47%) or into the owners pockets (53%).”

    Even tho Jimmy is considered unproven we got our hoped for franchise QB at under top 5 QB rate with current numbers. We need to get our stars from the draft to help with affordability.

  11. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    What are the highest priced positions and did our draft help our future salary cap?

    Those first 3 picks didn’t just put our cap into healthy territory. It punctured the bubble. Bosa !!!! Deebo !!! Hurd !!

    WR salaries getting totally out of line. OBJ 18 mil per year. Michael Thomas trying for 22 mil per year. Julio Jones coming. Others breaking the team caps also, soon.

    Expect Bosa A-1 productive for 4 yr rookie contract. Cannot believe Shanahan would whiff on Deebo and Hurd. Those 3 rookie contracts saved our cap.

    2020 draft probably trade down the 1st into 2nd round and add a 3rd. Need the next 3 picks to hit it in 2020, keep cap healthy, and help pay for DeFo, Kwon, and Ford.

    Shanahan and Lynch huge savings on WR, TE, and RB. Keep that plan intact for these higher injury positions. DB’s included.

  12. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Good article, expect Jimmy to blow away the top 10 QB average this year.

    Stay healthy, limit scrambles out of pocket, and perfect the slide. Don’t be a hero. Internal clock and throw it away at 3 seconds.

    Be a computer for each play. Know where all receivers should be. Pre and post snap reads to assist going through full progressions. Shanahan scheming makes this easier.

  13. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    3DQB academy with House now. We also have 3D training with vision goggles in house, stuff developed at Stanford.

    Primed for excellence. 2018 he should by now know the playbook better than Shanahan.

  14. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Never any need for Darnell Savage? PFF gave him higher grades FS versus CB in college.

    To make up for lack of quality picks while Jimmy healthy TMoore, Joshua Garnett, and Shon Coleman need serious coaching attention spent on them.

    Garnett especially. Richburg still recovering from surgery. Lots of preseason snaps for Joshua. Need him to start this year.

  15. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Arik Armstead, Jaquiski Tartt, Weston Richburg, Jerick McKinnon, Malcolm Smith may not be on team next year. Will AA be brought back.

  16. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    No homer glasses needed to feel good about the team this year.

  17. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    ANDY: Here’s the challenge that comes with that. Let’s say the lineman is talented but he’s not quite ready to play mentally. Well, you can’t have that at the offensive line. You have to react to immediate pressure and pressure designs, and defensive fronts are getting more creative by the week in the NFL. It takes a lot of intelligence to play offensive line. There was a stereotype many years ago that it was just big dumb meatheads, but offensive linemen, next to quarterbacks, they’re the smartest players on the field almost always. Especially as you move inside, the center position and even some of the guard positions where you get a lot of bodies around you.

  18. 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