Unclean Hands

Easter has come and gone and all across the country, Christians are resuming their sinful ways. Heathens are presumably just facing yet another week on the road to hell, no different than any other wicked and empty set of days.

Speaking of Roger Goodell’s journey, this May draft idea is a real stinker. It’s rendered April almost devoid of NFL activity, give or take the various wayward adventures of Aldon Smith and Chris Culliver and Colin Kaepernick and Quinton Patton, all of whom have made news for the wrong reasons this month.

The Houston Texans must be feeling a bit peeved. When the Colts had the number one pick, Andrew Luck was available, even though Indy could have squeezed another two to four years out of Peyton Manning. But when the Texans hold the top pick, and desperately need a QB, there’s no world beater in sight. They’ll probably take a DL guy, Jadeveon Clowney, just like they had to do in 2006 with Mario Williams.

Is this a game of chance? Not the way the football gods play it.

In the grand scheme of things, it’s probably somewhat fair that a franchise thieving, substance abuse wacko owner ranks higher on the justice ladder than a team in Texas — ANY team in Texas. But that doesn’t explain how a miserable creep like Pete Carroll can luck out in the third round by drafting Russell Wilson and transforming a ho-hum little second tier team into an SB winner. Fie uponst thou, football gods. Clearly, thou art a heathen entity.

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40 comments on “Unclean Hands
  1. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    If Radio Music Hall isn’t available they should move the location of the draft to another city and rotate it and also move the draft up instead of back.
    Moving the draft forward creates a better product allowing rookies more time to adapt to the NFL and learn the playbooks of teams that draft them.

  2. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    With these NFL dead periods of inactivity the only news is of the police blotter variety.

  3. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    This would be a great year to draft a QB in the late first round or 2nd round, it’s just that not one of them is worthy of the top pick. But because of need they will all probably move up 15 to 30 spots. QBs seem to do that in the draft.

  4. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Would love to see them draft Logan Thomas in the early 3rd round. Major project, but major upside.

  5. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    LMJ has chosen not to come to Santa Clara to train with the Niners per Maiocco.
    That could be it for him simply because of his me first before the team attitude.

  6. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    He’d better read his contract . . .

  7. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Not going to voluntary workouts will cost him a 50,000 dollar bonus.

  8. winderNo Gravatar says:

    I know we are pretty set at OL but I would like to see us get a couple of real angry,anti-social Tackle’s and Guards. We just don’t have that killer instinct when it counts. Don’t know who that would be but we really need some renewed attitude on this team.

  9. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Winder- The play calling is what causes the lack of killer instinct. The use of formations allow our offensive line to constantly be outnumbered and then everybody says the O-line did pot perform well today when in reality it was the play caller.

  10. winderNo Gravatar says:

    berger- that makes sense.

  11. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    The o line better not be doing pot. The team is in enough trouble as it is.

  12. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    In a bizarre move the Seahags have made a trade with the Raiduhs for Tyrelle Pryor. If they waited he was going to be cut.
    Perhaps they felt they had to match the Niners move for Gabbert.

  13. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Now Adam Schefter says the Niners were also pursuing Pryor who the Seahags got for a 7th round pick.
    The Niners offered a 7th rd pick in 2015 and lost out.

  14. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    This 30th Pick could land us an additional Pick next year if the value isn’t there for us.
    I’m going against basic principle this year.
    We’re not 1 player away from success IMO.
    I’d be looking toward the future depth in this one.

    I see more value in RDs 2 & 3.
    I’d love to see us grab a top rated Center along with a pair each of WR and DB.
    These guys don’t need to make an immediate contribution and, with the depth afforded this year at those positions and others, I’d be fine with developing them for a couple of years.

    Patrick isn’t getting any younger either.
    Iupati and Crabtree, along with Aldon, aren’t guaranteed to remain on big dollar deals, especially when Kaep is in need of a mega-dollar deal.

    I’m with Winder.
    Grab the BPA at any position, including the OLine.
    We can always grab an additional OT too, as Anthony Davis plays like a Guard anyway.
    He can easily transition to the slot if vacated by Iupati.
    I love Stephon Tuitt over Hageman, Nix likely won’t reach us either.
    Get a mauler at OG if possible somewhere in the top 3 RDs.
    I’m also impressed with OLB Ryan Shazier.
    Move him inside, as he’s sorta small to be an OLB anyway.

    If QBs slide down to our Slot at 30, I’m fine with dealing back into a high 2nd RD pick this year, maybe an extra pick next year too.

  15. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    I don’t see Baalke moving up in RD1 either.
    Get value, get future depth for me.

    If LMJ is going bye-bye, add a guy like Dri Archer who can offer more versatility perhaps?

    Looking forward to the action of Draft Weekend.
    My list is almost complete.

  16. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    The problem I have with Dri Archer is why draft a guy just like the guy you are kicking to the curb in LMJ? Whatever his shortcomings are, LMJ’s going to do pretty good somewhere else, I’d think.

    I agree with some of that. I think someone of great value will still be there at 30 so I don’t see us trading out of that. And with 6 of the top 100, they can really fill a lot of holes. They can screw around with the later picks by trading for next year’s draft.

  17. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Dri is more versatile IMO Chuck.
    I’m more inclined to load up on the back end of this Draft.
    Grab speed and talent in terms of value regardless of position early on.

    Archer catches, returns kicks and reminds me of Mo-Jo.
    Little guy with with some strength.
    We need the WRs and DBs which could be had into the Mid Rounds.
    Depends how Baalke and the Scouts have rated them of course.

    There’s going to be excellent developmental guys right into UDFA.

    I want a top rated Center.
    If it’s not Martin from USC, there’s others with good skills.
    The kid Bodine from UNC is a good option too.
    Thinks he’s a Guard but, most interior guys can interchange if athletic enough.

    I just want to score in the value dept.
    Don’t need them to step in immediately. We’re pretty well covered for the time being.

  18. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Read last night on ESPN that McShay stole my idea about converting DE Larry Webster to TE too.
    B*stard is ripping me off 馃榾

    Webster could be athletic enough to rival Jimmy Graham IMO.
    No clue how well he catches of course but, most basketball guys tend to be pretty athletic by trade.

  19. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    One thing Graham doesn’t do is block.
    Webster is a DE.
    Can’t figure he’s got any issues being physical.

  20. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Webster is 6’6″ 252 and turned in a 4.58 40 along with a 36.5″ vertical.
    That’s pretty impressive IMO.

    Very comparable numbers to Clowney too.

    Get me Larry Webster!

  21. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Webster has good blood lines. His father played DE in the NFL for 11 years.

  22. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    The Warriors have killed the arena project at Piers 30/32 in San Francisco.
    They have purchased a parcel of land south of AT&T Park in Mission Bay area to develop an arena.
    Warriors had hoped to open an arena in 2017 but now this delays it by at least a few years.
    I have said before that although it would be ideal for the Niners to be in San Francisco, there are too many people with agendas that oppose projects of this magnitude and they just put roadblock after roadblock up that leads to building in a location like Santa Clara.
    What happened to the Niners was the price of building a stadium went from $300 million (Eddie D & Willie Brown) to over $1 billion due to delays.
    Some people held on to the pipe dream of locating a stadium in San Francisco. Think the Niners would have a stadium here by 2025? The cost would have escalated to over $2 billion.

    In a few months the Niners will open their new home for the next 25 years.
    That is 20 years too late as the Niners have deserved something better for a long time.

    Maybe I’m making assumptions but it seems to me that a majority
    that post here do not live in San Francisco.

  23. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    At least that saves Red’s Java House. I was just there last
    Saturday before the Giants/Colorado game.

    The Eddie/Willie deal was a $500 mill stadium next to the Stick. If they had removed the dumb-ass shopping complex that Eddie wanted, the price would have gone down substantially. Because when I think shopping, I think Bayview/Hunter’s Point. Dr. Dork quashed it becasue he was a cheapskate moron. As it is, it’s $1.3 billion anyway.

    You mean the 12 people that post here? What does that have to do with the price of tea in China?

  24. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    I lived there off and on for 3 years. Does that count?

  25. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Two Dlinemen, Aaron Lynch and Stephen Tuitt visited the Niners today.
    Most are aware of Tuitt and Louis Nix from Norte Dame.
    Lynch went to Univ of South Florida after transferring from Notre Dame.

  26. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    The 2014 NFL schedule comes out tomorrow.

  27. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    For sure it would help the Niners to have either Seahag game later in the season so they can have Bowman back and also Aldon if he get’s suspended for 4 or 8 games.

  28. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Bullit the visit by Aaron Lynch from So FL makes sense.
    He only played 2 Seasons there for some reason.
    2011 and 2013. He RS in 2012 – Not sure why he missed that Season though? Injury?

    Good size at 6’5″ 249. He put up 11.5 sacks in those 2 Seasons but, didn’t do the entire workout in Indy so I’d suspect he had some sort of injury concerns.

    Our LB Coach Jim Leavitt came from So FL so, he’s likely got some familiarity with Lynch perhaps.

    Lynch has those long (34″) arms that Baalke covets too.

  29. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Looks like he transferred from ND.
    Could be a nice late RD addition for us?

    Interesting bio –


  30. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Seems to be a motivational issue with him?
    Need guys that have that ‘want it’ motor, in order to have a shot at success.
    See what happens…..

  31. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    These are the guys I’m going with for the DE position Wish List –

    Kareem Martin – UNC
    Howard Jones – (OLB) – Shepherd
    Stephon Tuitt – ND
    Demarcus Lawrence – Boise St.
    Jake Metz – Shippensburg

    And the DTs –


    Ra’Shede Hageman – MN
    Jay Bromley – Syracuse
    Zach Kerr – Delaware
    Justin Ellis – (NT) – LA Tech

    Still tweaking the other positions.

  32. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    I’m pretty settled on my Centers too –

    Corey Linsley – Ohio State
    Marcus Martin – USC
    Russell Bodine (OG) – UNC
    Travis Swanson – Arkansas

  33. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Bodine and Linsley blew up the Bench reps too.
    Just what you need from the interior guys, upper body strength and a mean disposition.

    Either guy would look good in Red and Gold 馃榾

  34. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    I like Weston Richburg which you left off your list.
    Maybe you think he’ll be drafted too early as he’s projected
    as a 2nd rd pick? Looks like the best center in the draft.

  35. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    The Seahags haven’t beaten the Niners hosting a home game at the Stick since 2008.
    Might as well continue that trend at Levi’s Stadium.

  36. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    NJ, I don’t do near the research you do (thx btw) but yeah, I’ve liked Kareem Martin for a bit now. Good looking kid. Big, fast, and strong. He may end up being better than Clowney.

  37. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Maiocco has reported on first 2 games leaked out
    Niners open at Dallas in week one
    Niners host da Bears to open Levi’s Stadium in week two

  38. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    NJ can circle his calender

    WFAN in NY has the complete NY Giants schedule
    If you’re to believe it’s authenticity than mark
    Sunday, Nov. 16 vs. SAN FRANCISCO in New Jersey

  39. 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 路 10:00 AMCIN
12/19 路 1:05 PM v ATL
12/23 路 5:20 PM v TEN
01/02 路 1:05 PM v HOU
01/09 路 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