The 49ers push in all the chips. They’d better be right

Kyle Shanahan and John Lynch just put a ton of pressure on themselves with a trade to move up in the 2021 draft. Now they have to make the choice — and hope the rookie works out. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson, File)

The 49ers better be right about this. Friday’s draft deal-making was a real roll the dice moment for the franchise. One way or another we’re going to be talking about this push-in-all-the-chips moment for years to come.

As you know, the Niners have arranged a deal in which they traded three – count them three – first round draft choices (and a third rounder) for the third choice in this year’s draft. It is clearly a move to choose a quarterback. Nobody pays that much to draft a tackle.

Several points should be made:

First, this is a lot to pay for a rookie quarterback. This is a “generational talent” kind of price, what you pay for the sort of unicorn who appears and is so dazzling that you’d offer almost anything to acquire him.

Not sure that is what we have here.

The draft stud is Trevor Lawrence. And you can forget him. He’s going to be the #1 choice in the draft by Jacksonville. But if you could trade three first rounders to get him, the price the 49ers paid would be understandable.

Instead, we are left with the second (Jets) and third picks (49ers) to sort out the four remaining candidates, Zach Wilson (BYU), Justin Fields (Ohio State), Trey Lance (North Dakota State) and Mac Jones (Alabama).

The odd thing is that Wilson is said to have a slight edge on the rest of that group, and the Jets and new coach Robert Saleh, are said to be very interested in him. So if the 49ers wanted Wilson wouldn’t they have worked out something with the Jets? Couldn’t they get the #2 choice? Maybe just a swap of spots with New York? Do they know who Saleh is going to draft? Or are they OK with missing on Wilson and choosing among the others?

Because one thing is certain. This just put a ton of pressure on a rookie quarterback. For the rest of his career, the words “whom the 49ers traded three first round draft picks to choose,” are going to be in his bio.

It’s an interesting group. Wilson is slight but is said to have elite arm talent. He’s shifty and very modern-quarterback-y. Fields is a big guy, over 220 pounds, who has had some ups and downs at The Ohio State, but mostly ups. Lance checks all the boxes, but who did he play at North Dakota State? Mac Jones was successful at Alabama, but who wouldn’t be with that roster?

None of which screams “can’t miss prospect.”

Whoever it is had better be ready for sky-high expectations and a baptism under fire.

Second, if you wanted to undermine Jimmy Garoppolo’s confidence, congratulations. After an off-season filled with constant chatter about his future, and a grudging “Uh, sure, he’s our quarterback,” from Shanahan and Lynch, the team mortgages the farm for a new, young guy.

Having paid this price, they are going to want to prove that they were right. And that means getting the kid into games and having success as soon as possible. And Jimmy? Best wishes.

Again, this better work out. Because you have a Super Bowl quarterback in uniform and you’re throwing him under the blocking sled.

Third, this sets the course for the franchise in the future. It is always possible that they can regain those first round choices, but for now #1 is gone for three years in a row. First rounders are the coin of the realm. In the modern game, drafting usefully in the early rounds is the way to stock a roster. That’s where you get helpful, dependable starters who don’t take a big bite out of the payroll for at least a few years.

Still, you can’t say the Shanahan/Lynch brain trust is timid. They went all-in on this, aware of the pressure it will put on the person they draft, on Garoppolo and the current roster. And finally, this will attempt to answer the charge that these 49ers are just a one-shot flash-in-the-Super-Bowl team. They want to say this is a consistent, winning franchise.

This is a move they hope will make that happen.

They better be right.

 

 

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  1. Hi C.W.,
    Welcome back, are you back for good? How often do you plan on posting? I hope the 9ers draft Lance and keep J.G. around for 1 season. It would give Lance a chance to acclimate to the NFL and give JG a chance to meet the performance level he played at during 2019, which would increase his trade value. The 49ers could use Lance like N.O. used Taysom Hill. It would make the 9ers that much more difficult to prepare for.

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  2. I am on a school district chrome book which blocks Razor’s site. Hopefully someone else will post on his site that CW is back. Razor could continue to post articles here in the responses.

  3. There must be more here to see , besides Lawrence and Wilson who do they see as a franchise QB?
    This is a huge leap…

    1. Hacksaw,
      I believe that franchise QB is Lance. He can run like L. Jackson and pass like Mahomes. He played under center. 40% of his passes were play action and it is a special skill to pass after you have turned your back to the line of scrimmage. He went to the line with 3 plays called and then audibled to the right play. He also called all of the blocking adjustments for the O line (most teams have the center make these calls) He is a special player. imho

  4. Brilliant move by the 49ers whomever they choose, really, but it really reads to me that they know they are going to get “their guy”. They apparently tried drafting at 4 and 5 at least, so that seems to me that they expected “their guy” would fall that far, and thus 3 could be slight to major over-reach for “their guy”.
    But hey we somehow will soon have three top quarterbacks, Jimmy being drafted the lowest. Nevertheless this is a contract year for Jimmy and I think he is going to explode. While Rosen, beaten and batter with little help, is desperate for one more chance to show who he really is as a QB. Remember that he is highly touted for his accuracy, which Shanahan always covets.
    They are getting their QB of the future with absolutely minimal pressure to produce right away, perhaps change of pace and showcasing.

    Looks like a very competitive camp for QB which should be fun to watch

    1. UC,
      I think everyone knows the Jets will draft Wilson. The 9ers choice comes down to Fields, Lance or Jones and I am all in for Lance.

      1. OC
        I don’t pay enough attention to college to be able to comment on talent, but I will say that was a bold move. My question is what is JG going to do? His days are numbered. Does he stay for that year or demand a trade/release and move on with his career?

        1. Garoppolo won’t demand his release because he won’t make anywhere near what he is getting from the 49ers anywhere else unless somebody trades for him. If the Pats want him bad enough maybe they’ll come up with an offer the team can’t refuse but I think the 9ers will keep him rather than forcing the rookie to start from day one.

  5. Like I said in the above post, I think the 9ers will keep JG around for the season. Giving him a chance to improve his stock, then the 9ers will allow he and his agent to find their own trade. This year I believe they will use Lance or Fields like the Saints use Taysom Hill. It will give D coordinators fits in trying to game plan for the 9ers.

    1. Hey Coach, I couldn’t agree more. That’s my ideal scenario, unless the Jets pass on Wilson, then I’m not certain exactly who I’d draft. But it wouldn’t be Mac Jones, that much I know.

      1. Then again, my opinion is subject to change once I finish my work on Lance. In fact, I wouldn’t be shocked because a strong argument can be made that Trey Lance has the highest ceiling in this class, and he may also be the most NFL ready due to the offense he ran at SD, and the things he was asked to do. The kid is well beyond his years, and he’s only 20 years old.

        1. But yes, it should be Fields or Lance (or Wilson) sitting behind Jimmy in 2021, with their own special packages of plays. Of the 3, I would trust Lance the most if they are forced into action or tasked with starting their rookie season.

          Anyone else, in other words Mac Jones, would be a mistake, IMO.

  6. For me the choice would be easy:

    Justin Fields: Definitely not he doesn’t look his WR much off and stares to much, reading defenses will not be easy for him,look his pretty bad game against Northwestern.

    Mac Jones: They say he is the most pro ready, why did we tried to take Dalton or Flacco than? Because of bridge QB’s so that’s why i cant see us drafting Jones cuz his floor is high but his upside isnt that huge and in my opinion his upside is a slighter Derek Carr.

    Trey Lance: This would be the logical choice for me he has a solid floor but huge upside.
    High football IQ cuz as a first year starter calling protections with pre snap reads is pretty good on pro style sets.
    Strong arm.
    Great leader on and off the field.
    Serious POISE.
    Excellent at off script.
    IMHO to good to pass on.

    1. but who did he play at North Dakota State – Carson had the same background and we all saw what happened to him when he faced adversity…

      1. Carson is talented, but squirly, and reckless. Lance is in calm, plays with extreme poise, and is adept at protecting the football, which Kyle covets.

  7. Actually, the cost is two first round draft picks and a third. This year’s picks were swapped………..fortune favours the bold

    1. The person history credits for that saying, Pliny the Elder, died of asphyxiation from the Mt Vesuvius eruption the next morning.

  8. A bold move which will either be brilliant or set the Niners back a decade.

    1. Zac Wilson is overrated. I hope he winds up on the Jets. They will quickly discover that Darnold is significantly better. Jimmy is better also.
    2. Jury is out on Lance. He is a raw talent but I wish there was a larger volume of work.
    3. Fields is interesting. He plays big in big games.
    4. If we draft Mac Jones I will switch over and become a Raiders fan. Mac Jones might be “nfl ready ” but guess what – Jimmy is more NFL ready.
    5. Jimmy is a top 5 qb when provided with tools – like a healthy O line and WRs who can run routes and catch the ball. Jeez, is that too much to ask. Reminder that his receivers in the first half of 19 were Pettis and Goodwin. The more wise course of action would have been to stay at 12 and draft a S or CB. Then draft a Slot receiver. Sorry but TT needs to go. Or perhaps move Deebo to Slot and draft Waddle or JaMar Chase at 12.

    1. Two first rounders and a third…is not gonna set us back a decade. Lol…haha

      They may be gambling on choosing a different Qb…
      But they are just not gonna gamble on Jimmy staying healthy another season anymore..or have to hold his hand anymore..
      You hold a rookies hand…not a veteran..

      2017 -gave us a small sample size…i was excited..but….
      Hindsight..shoulda franchise tagged him..

      2018 -injured three games in…(Flaws started to show) especially in that Detroit game..

      2019-Preseason and training camp
      Reports of him throwing multiple picks in practice…It was downplayed…

      Then u see the boneheaded passes in the reg season and playoffs…
      Thats why Shanahan shut him down against Minnesota when he threw a pic..and ran more against Green Bay…
      Jimmy was getting figured out..and starting to flame out..
      That 2019 run was led by a strong defense and strong running game..

      2020-Jimmy got hurt again…and he still hasn’t figured it out .as far as upping his Qb IQ..pocket awareness..accuracy

      Shanahan realized this season…he can’t depend on Jimmy….His doubts started to show earlier..but…it is..what it is..

      They could very well keep Jimmy another year..to groom the next prospect…or they can implement the Rookie right now…

      As I said before…You hold a rookie’s hand…not a veteran..

      Kyle is looking for a smart,playmaker that can make things happen..when the play doesn’t go as planned…

      an improviser..with an accurate..stronger arm…some athleticism..that can make all the throws…

      We were a playoff team with or without Jimmy last year…
      Thats why u do this….

      Jimmy is not gonna decide the fate of the 49ers anymore….
      Some people need to realize that.

    2. 1) Dont think so
      2) How many games had Cam Newton in college? 14,difference is Lance had pro style concepts.
      3) I have my reserves about him cuz of his tendency to stare his Wr’s down, and his 2 really bad games in college Northwestern/Indiana.
      4) I wouldnt like this either that means our HC/GM still are stubborn to evolve.
      5) Availability big issue,also they didn’t trust him if you see on our playoff run and loss against the Chiefs in the SB,and he never will be Tom Brady.

        1. Anybody finding ways to nipick Fields brilliant NFL career is doing just that …. nitpicking. As if college QB’s are finished products. You project how his game will translate to the next level. I am absolutely confident in both Fields and Lance.

  9. Drafting a QB and trading JG before the 2022 draft will open up a huge amount of cap space. The cap should go up 30 mill if fans are allowed back this year along with a new TV contract. The 49ers will be able to extend Bosa, Warner, Samuels and Aiyuk as well as sign at least 2 A+ level FA’s. If you think this off season has been crazy just wait until next year.

    1. The 49ers have set themselves up with an opportunity to go on a LONG, extended Super Bowl run if they play their cards right in the upcoming draft. If they hit a home run on their QB, they are in a rare position to compete for a title this year (if Jimmy G can somehow manage to stay healthy – KNOCK ON WOOD, even though up to this point it’s clear he has a problem). They can make a run this year, and then follow this season up with what could potentially be one of the most exciting seasons in decades, with a real chance to be the first NFL team to claim their 2nd NFL DYNASTY in the history of their franchise, and once again claim team of the decade honors!

      Do not blow this ShanaLynch, please, I beg of you … do not blow this!

    1. oneniner,
      I am all in on Wilson if he is available (I don’t think he will be) and Lance if Wilson is gone. I’m not that far off of rating Lance ahead of Wilson, who knows I could change my mind by the draft.

      1. you know what sucks- has much as I think Kshan can be stubborn with personnel – he did

        – Robert Griffin III Rookie of the year
        – Matt Ryan a MVP
        – JimmyG NFC Champ

    2. Plus one, Oneniner!

      If ShanaLynch draft Mac Jones, I am probably going to shed a tear. And if Jones proves to be who I think he is, I can honestly say it very well could take years off of my life. That may sound overly dramatic, but that’s how strong I feel for my Niners. I bleed Red and Gold! I’ve been a Forty Niner Faithful since the early 80’s, and I still dream of the glory days. I even have 2 Joe Montana signed footballs, one is cased and center stage among other Niners memorabilia. I’ve been privileged enough to watch some of the best NFL quarterbacking the world had ever seen for nearly 2 straight decades!

      If Kyle is seriously thinking Mac Jones ahead of Zach Wilson, Justin Fields and Trey Lance, he needs to have an intervention. I recognize the magnitude of this pick. If Kyle takes Jones, and Jones turns out to be an average NFL QB along the same lines as the Kirk Cousins of the world, Kyle’s legacy will be ruined.

      – This is the pick destiny has brought upon him.

      – This is the pick that will forever define who Kyle Shanahan is and was, as a football man!

      – This is the pick Niner fans will point to for generations!

      – This is the pick that could very well set in motion the next 49ERS DYNASTY, and team of the decade!

  10. Just looking at the plays between lines – forget everything else – J.Fields is the one with the whao factor

    he played better competition and faced adversity – and he is a leader – I didn’t agree with him speaking out on playing during covid – but he spoke out

    JF is gritty…..

  11. Shanahan previously met Fields years ago while working with the QB Collective.

    “Just going back to the QB Collective, I remember coach Shanahan being a great coach, a great quarterback coach in terms of emphasizing keeping that base in the pocket,” Fields said after his pro day.

    “He’s a great offensive-minded coach and arguably one of the best coaches in the league. It’s just an honor and a blessing to be in that position to be looked at by them, so I’m just grateful.”

  12. I like QB’s that play in a pro Style system like Lance. The Ohio St. program doesn’t seem prepare QB’s to play in the NFL. What has impressed me the most about Lance is his experience in play action passes. 40% of his completions were after play action fakes. He also took 3 play calls to the line of scrimmage where he audibled to one play, he also made all of the O line blocking adjustments at the line.

  13. oneniner,
    Have you been to Razor’s site? I can’t access his site. I was wondering if anyone has gone to his site to let everyone there know the PD site is back up.

      1. Rib,
        Thanks, I hope the group that moved there come back. They can still write opinion posts just post them in the replies.

        1. Coach,
          I will make some visits here during the regular season because I enjoy reading the comments from the old crew on here.
          If the PD can keep this site fresh throughout the season it will be nice.

          On the QB topic, I like Lance’ and Fields’ great athleticism. But the oldest non athletic player in football has won 7 SB’s by staying in the pocket.
          I see Jones more along that line of QB.

          Is he Tom Brady? Absolutely not. But I believe that he is very commanding of the pocket and given time can hit his target with with high consistency.

  14. To paraphrase what my guy (SEC Champion, Pro Bowler, and Super Bowl Champion) – NFL Safety RYAN CLARK told ESPN today, 3/31 :

    “JUSTIN FIELDS is the 2nd best QB prospect, a very close second to Trevor Lawrence, and most physically gifted QB in this draft, passing wise and everything. What he needs to do is avoid the Jets, and do everything he can to be drafted by the 49ers and Kyle Shanahan because if he does, he’ll be an All Pro, he’ll win the Super Bowl, and he’ll go to the Hall of Fame!”

    He mention everyone needing to watch all of Fields tape over the last couple years, including the semifinal against Clemson (I believe 20 games).

    I mentioned earlier that I’ve watched the Northwestern game a few times at least, and I feel like Justin actually played well, but his receivers let him down, and the Northwestern DB made a one handed “INT of the year” on an end zone pass that should have been a completion of his receivers plays the ball a little stronger. BUT THAT SEMI FINAL games VS Clemson was one of the greatest college QB performances I have ever seen, and perhaps the gutsiest as well!

    Again, I continue to lean Fields, but Lance and Wilson are also right there, and I’ve been high on Wilson since he kept balling week in and week out. And then there is Trey Lance. Perhaps one of the most intriguing prospect I’ve seen, in part because I think he’s advanced in terms of X’s and O’s, he’s poised way beyond his years, he’s strong enough to bully a lot of defenders, I love his throwing motion,l and arm talent, and he runs like a speeding freight train.

  15. This is an excellent article, and I couldn’t agree more. I believe that they know exactly who they want and how it’s going to go 1-2-3. I don’t see our current brain trust as people who wouldn’t put their livelihoods out on a limb like this unless they were sure of what was happening. In fact, I wouldn’t be surprised if they were already writing up game plans. Here’s what I think. 1. Lawrence. 2. Wilson. 3. Fields. I’m happy with that.

  16. Lynch and Shanahan seem reluctant to hurt Garoppolo’s feelings, so they indicate they plan to hang onto him and start him next season. Other teams are sane, they don’t want his $50million contract along with his fragile body. The 49ers have the opportunity to cut him for just a few million dollars. Why keep him around while mortgaging the franchise’s immediate future by drafting his replacement? If I’m the owner, looking at the $80 million or so I’ve already spent on Garoppolo, and seeing my front office risking more of my millions, I’d fire both of them. Let’s say they start Garoppolo and he goes down again with a career-threatening injury. I’m on the hook for another $50 million or so, with only a superbowl appearance for my $137 million. Shanahan and Lynch could be laughingstocks, answers to a football trivia question for the next several hundred years. Cut the man and use the $25 million to buy through free agency or the draft a couple of linemen to protect the quarterback you plan on drafting.

  17. Fescue,
    I think they will use any cap room to extend Warner, Bosa and Samuels. They will keep JG around so they don’t have to rush their new QB and they hope he will play like he did in 2019 improving his trade value before the 2022 draft. The chances that he will experience a career ending injury are incredibly small.

    1. Old Coach,
      I look at Garoppolo’s play last year, not 2019. He lasted six games last year, and was 3-3. The new quarterback ought to be able to go 3-3, or else why give up all that draft capital? JG is way too expensive to keep around as a back-up. In my opinion, he’s only a super-bowl quarterback when he surrounded by the 2019 players–one of the top defenses in the NFL , excellent offensive linemen, and top running backs and receivers. A lot of them are gone and their replacements are what gave Jimmy G a 3-3 start to last season. It’s pretty clear–the road to success in the NFL is to go in the tank, get high draft picks, and be happy for at least one year. Those high draft picks are cheap, giving you the cap space you need to keep some of your vets. The only possible justification for using the weak-armed turnover machine Mullens almost all last year was that losses didn’t hurt because they moved the 49ers up in the draft.

  18. Longtime draft analyst Matt Miller is convinced that the San Francisco 49ers traded up to the No. 3 overall pick for Alabama quarterback Mac Jones, and he doesn’t sound too happy about it. He grew up as a Niners fan, and the idea that his favorite NFL team might select Jones over a prospect like Justin Fields of Ohio State disturbs him on two fronts—as a fan and an analyst.

    “As a lifelong Niners fan, that’s such a punch to the stomach,” Miller said on the Dan Patrick Show. “I’m trying to trust (general manager) John Lynch and (head coach) Kyle Shanahan, but I remember when they said they didn’t need a quarterback and they passed on Patrick Mahomes and Deshaun Watson only to pick up C.J. Beathard in the third round.

    “I’m still a little gun-shy about trusting this front office. This just feels like something they would do. They would overthink it again, just like trading back to get Solomon Thomas or drafting Reuben Foster in the first round. It feels like this front office is a little too cute sometimes.”

  19. The NFL has been around for more than a century, and like any business that has existed that long in America, it has been touched by racism. Whether it was flat-out bans on Black players in the 1930s or Warren Moon having to rip the CFL a new one for five straight years to prove he was smart enough to be a quarterback, no one can deny the NFL’s history of racism. While things are better now than they have ever been, that doesn’t mean the effects of that ugly history are not felt today. In fact, we may be seeing them right before our eyes this year.

    In today’s Niners Nation Gold Standard Podcast, Levin Black wondered aloud why people suddenly began questioning Justin Fields’ leadership, character, and work ethic. Meanwhile, Mac Jones, who has some documented missteps in his own history, has not received the same level of scrutiny while vaulting up mock drafts. In Levin’s mind, the answer was pretty clear.

    Jones has that extra weight, and the DUI, and yet has skyrocketed up boards. This is despite being unexceptional. He’s not a good athlete, he doesn’t have a cannon, he is accurate but Fields has been more accurate in college. He’s not bad at anything but not so great at anything to justify ignoring negatives.

    “Part of Mac Jones’ rise as a prospect is due to racism. Racism is more nuanced than simple, ‘I don’t like that guy because of the color of his skin so I’m going to downgrade one guy and upgrade another guy.’ It’s more nuanced than that. The NFL has a racist past and some of the most blatant racism came at the quarterback position. That has created a system or history that is biased towards a certain style of quarterback that is predominantly White. And so I think that there is this idea where people are more critical of the athletic quarterback. They look at the athletic quarterback and say, ‘yeah he can run but can he actually play quarterback?’ There’s an underlying thing that sometimes you’re not even conscious of, because it’s built upon racism. The pundits out there aren’t being racist themselves, but they are being affected by racism and that is affecting their opinion. I think that is going on with Mac Jones.”

  20. Nice to see Mr. Brooks agreeing with me.

    Larry Krueger
    @sportslarryknbr
    Bucky Brooks says Mac Jones is not as good as Jared Goff or Jimmy Garoppolo.

    1. One, talk to 5 different Niner fans and you’ll hear uncomplimentary things about 5 different QB prospects. Whoever is picked is going be unpopular with a large swath of the fan base.

        1. Waited weeks for this site to come back so you could sh*t on it, eh? Drop dead @sshole, whoever you are calling yourself these days.

  21. Wonder if the 49ers could draft Pitts, then trade back into the first round for Trask at qb. (We’d have a “Kyle Trifecta”) Pitts may very well be an instant superstar (try to defend him, Kittle, Samuel and Auiuk all at one time! Sheesh!)

  22. Trask is slower than a stop sign. Unless you have pro bowl level talent at all 5 O line position he will end up being sacked 60 times a year and his career will last no more than 3 seasons. imho

  23. So Deshaun Watson’s career is in jeopardy for doing the same thing Billionaire Pats owner Robert Kraft did who received some mild comedic ridicule. Got it. Meanwhile a certain orange fat-@ass has confessed to sexual assault and 20+ woman have corroborated including 2 rape charges.

    Yippie ki yay

  24. Does any one know whether Aldon Smith is still unsigned. If he is they should sign him, it will allow us to focus on CB in the draft.

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    1. He was drafted by the Niners in the 7th round and played for 6 teams in 6 years. Yesterday he shot 5 people and then himself.

    2. Yeah, I recall Adams. I had high hopes he’d be, if not a shutdown, then a functioning member of the backfield for years. What a tragedy 😢🥺🙁

  26. The failed state of TX will require the National Anthem to be played at all sporting events. Next year they will work on proving running water and electricity on a consistent basis. LOL.

      1. it is a failed state – More than 4.5 million homes and businesses were left without power, some for several days. Although Republican officials including governor Greg Abbott initially blamed the outages on frozen wind turbines and solar panels, inadequately winterized natural gas equipment was the primary cause.

        Just because people are moving there does not mean it’s not a failed state –

      2. CA is the 5 largest economy in the world. Its GDP is akin to Germany or France. TX on the other hand is a high priced escort masquerading as a state. Their economy is propped up by Federal gas and energy subsidies. Thank god for Sugar Daddy (Feds). I don’t doubt that some people are leaving CA for TX. They are poaching some guys off our practice squad. Who cares. Think about this, CA is home to the companies who impact our daily lives : Intel, Apple, Google, Facebook and newer companies Adobe, Zoom, Linkedin …

        Meanwhile TX can’t keep the water running and electricity on. Not very inspirational.

        1. These two idiots make the three stooges look normal. Yup at least these Texans have homes to go back too, unlike the FIRE ravage state of California which can’t keep the buildings upright during an earthquake not to mention bridges collapsing, fires, no electricity. I could keep going but even you two idiots get the idea.

          1. California will match your Texas in the natural disaster count any day.

            The Facts on Hurricane Harvey’s Damage
            Over 300,000 structures and 500,000 cars were flooded.8 One year later, 8% of displaced people still couldn’t return to their homes.9

            There were 61 drinking water facilities that were inoperable and 203 boil-water notices in effect. Another 40 wastewater treatment facilities were inoperable. Almost 150 gallons of sewage overflowed. There 266 hazardous materials spills. Around 13 million cubic yards of debris had to be removed.10

            Who’s the idiot, Tex?

            1. I’m from California, now twelve years retired in Chiang Mai, in the mountains of northwestern Thailand.

              But I have worked throughout Texas, Houston, Austin, Arlington, Midland/Odessa. Always great eats in Texas and I generally liked it there. Once went to a Spurs game in San Antonio when Tarkanian was the coach, so you know it was some years ago.

              If I had to move back to the USA for any reason, it certainly wouldn’t be to California. Texas in a New York minute (whatever that means). To start with, no freaking state income tax.

              1. The crazy high California housing costs is what’s driving some out of state. For those that flunked econ101 cost reflects demand. It’s statewide gentrification, those who don’t have the training or skills to produce the income to compete are getting pushed out.

              2. You get what you pay for.

                More accurately, those taker states end up getting what others states have to pay for.

              3. a New York minute (whatever that means).

                It means the amount of time from when the traffic light turns green to when the guy behind you starts honking to get your @ss moving! Seriously. (Take it from someone living in NYC over 35 years)

              4. “taker states”

                Great point. Not enough is said about which states are contributors to the Federal Budget and which are dependent. Interestingly many of the latter often rail against DC. Talk about literally biting the hand which feeds you.

          2. And Caitlyn Jenner about to run against Gavin Newsom in
            a California gubernatorial recall runoff election. Here’s
            to bad government, bad roads, runaway housing and
            utility costs. skyrocketing gas prices, homelessness, droughts,
            water rationing, firestorms and summer days that turn into nights.
            Here’s to California, truly a state today like no other.

    1. TX will require the National Anthem to be played at all sporting events.

      No doubt cheered by the hypocritical “keep politics out of sports” crowd, many of whom used to inhabit this board. The “inspired” site has a ban of any mention of politics. Yo bros…. missed the move by MLB, did you? Just the latest evidence that sports is politics. It’s like you can talk football, but just don’t talk coaching.

      1. By the way Ribico, my father had been a cab driver in New York. And yes, driving me to school in San Francisco , if the car in front of us didn’t start IMMEDIATELY when the light turned green, me pa started swearing and honking!

        1. Ha! I know I’m pretty annoying on my trips back to the Bay Area. (Yes, some people think I’m annoying here. To them I say get your @ss moving!)

  27. What if Mac Jones turns out to be BETTER than Tom Brady? … What if I invent a time machine and become a good buddy of Babe Ruth’s?
    In any case … My predict twenty or so days before the draft … 49ers probably pick Fields …

  28. I browsed one of the newer 49er blogs and they are who we thought they were. 4-5 guys constantly congratulating each other about their “hot takes” which every other 49er fan also has thought about. Come- on- man. Needless to say I was left uninspired.

      1. Point being, their “hot takes” aren’t all that “hot”. But, it is somewhat admirable that instead of complaining they created something. Anyway I have much bigger fish to fry.

        1. They won’t let you or anyone else post political rants, I suspect that is why you won’t join them. Posters like you destroyed this site and the PD abandoned it.

          1. PD’s abandonment, a succession of half-hearted moderators after GC, weeks, then months between new postings, and it’s politics that killed the site. Riiiii-ght. You guys are hilarious.

  29. Have all the “old timers” abandoned this blog? (like Seb, Hacksaw, etc).

    Hope the blog returns to its recent glory days.

    1. Mike, Seb’s real life identity had been compromised. sadly, he reported threats had been issued against his family. Ain’t the internet grand? Houston49er, after Trumps election loss, left some screed about the sorry state of America in general and football specifically and flounced away. When this site hadn’t any news postings in over a month other regulars decamped to a independent blog started up by former regular razoreator the link can be found in an earlier thread here.

  30. This narrative will change a dozen more times before the draft. Fields and Lance have each scheduled a 2nd pro day this week. I think when the dust settles the pick will be Fields with an outside possibility of Lance. I have said it before – Jimmy is better than MJ. There is no way they trade up to 3 for him.

    49ers on NBCS @NBCS49ers
    Adam Schefter tells @MaioccoNBCS he believes the 49ers prefer Mac Jones for now, but are keeping an “open mind” with the No. 3 pick

  31. MLB, NCAA and Major Corporations are stepping to fight the Quonon Party of America formerly known as repooplicants.

    1. Read that earlier – impressed with the CEO’s

      The REPUBS are such Hypocrites!!! Telling Corporate CEO’s to stay out of Politics yet You have no issues taking their Money!

      Our democracy biggest enemy = “citizens united case”

      They boycotted NFL – America did not care
      They boycotted NBA – America did not care
      They boycott MLB – America could care less

      Their views and opinions do not shape America anymore – they are the MINORITY

      1. “Telling Corporate CEO’s to stay out of Politics yet You have no issues taking their Money! ” “they are the MINORITY ”

        Shut up and dribble write us checks. It’s interesting that their party has dwindled down to overt racists and corporations and they are now throwing the later under the bus. LOL.

  32. The draft stud is Trevor Lawrence. And you can forget him. He’s going to be the #1 choice in the draft by Jacksonville. But if you could trade three first rounders to get him, the price the 49ers paid would be understandable.

  33. Hello TX. NFL players face harsh consequences for domestic abuse -rightfully so . So should this Azzhole.

    ******
    Dallas Morning News: Former Texas Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst arrested on domestic-violence charge in Dallas The 75-year-old was booked into the Dallas County jail on a misdemeanor count, officials said. Dewhurst was Texas’ lieutenant governor from 2003 to 2015. He ran for U.S. Senate in 2012 but lost the race for the Republican nomination to Ted Cruz .”

        1. lol – some people don’t care – it’s freaking depressing – People are out in nite-strip-clubs as if all is good

  34. I just can’t help but think its a huge mistake trading (3 1st rd + a 3rd) for a 1st rd rookie QB) – In this NFL business player availability, accountability and uncertainty –

    If you are going to work everyday thinking the last big decision you made might get you fired – You probably would get fired.

    They pretty much boxed themselves into a box – for them to target #3 that means they know who will be available – that means that #3 can never not be a Star –

    Why would you bet your career on risky non guaranteed prospect – I worry because history says the likelihood of the pick becoming gold is waaaay low

    1. that means that #3 can never not be a Star

      And history says those are long odds. Lets hope the brain-trust is better at picking QBs at 3 than they were in the 3rd round.

  35. There’s upside and downside risk. The downside risk of staying pat at 12 is that they never make it back to the Super Bowl. These are smart people and if they are correct in their evaluations it could mean multiple Super Bowls. Your ability to judge and handle risk can determine your place in life.

    1. If ShanaLynch select Mac Jones at #3, after everything the gave up in order to do it, I would consider that a fireable offense.

      I will have lost all confidence in their collective brain trust, and I know how lousy that feels as a Niner fan. That’s not something I can support at this stage of my life.

      1. Are you serious? Do you believe that you are more knowledgeable than Shanahan? They should be fired if they don’t make the pick you want?

  36. All this whining about “vaccination passports”, looks like sports venues are requiring just that. Here, for anyone wanting to take in a Mets game at Citi-Field stadium:

    • As a reminder: In order to enter Citi Field, ticketed guests will be responsible for obtaining and displaying proof of one of the following:
    o Full vaccination, meaning both doses of either the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine or one dose of the Johnson and Johnson vaccine at least 14 days prior to the day of the game
    o A negative test result from a PCR COVID-19 within 72 hours prior to the game

    I imagine football stadiums will be following suit in the fall. At least those located in the more intelligent regions.

    1. Last December I travelled overseas – and had to show proof of negative test before entering another country.

      As usual those who are whining are clueless on what going on around the world

    2. Good. My wife and I were supposed to get vaccinated this week but the JNJ situation has put a temporary pause on that. How is vaccination proof any different than prohibiting smoking in public places. Public health supersedes the paranoid rantings and selfish indulgences of the minority.

    3. Well, living in Thailand the past twelve years (in Chiang Mai, in the mountains of the northwest), I don’t really care about entering U.S. sports stadiums. But I’d like to freely come and go around the world as I love to travel (right now I can’t even go far from my city, still pleasant here though).

  37. It is J. Fields

    The 49ers are in constant contact with Fields’ QB coach, John Beck, who also happens to be Trey Lance’s QB coach. Beck played for Shanahan when the 49ers coach was Washington’s offensive coordinator in 2010 and 2011, and now has helped train Shanahan’s possible quarterback of the future. When recently talking with NBC Sports’ Peter King, Beck highlighted Fields’ coachability and his desire to adapt.

  38. Favre alleges countless people are not watching the NFL because of social issues. Me thinks he is full of it.

    Sage Rosenfels
    @SageRosenfels18
    I have had exactly 0 people say to me they are no longer watching the NFL because of the players’ stance against social injustices. Zero.

    USA TODAY Sports
    @usatodaysports
    Brett Favre: “I can’t tell you how many people, have said to me, ‘I don’t watch anymore, it’s not about the game anymore,’ and I tend to agree.”

    1. Favre thinks Black athletes peacefully protesting is too political and is ruining sports but his vocal support of Trump is totally fine. LOL
      **********

      USA Today: Favre made his comments Sunday on “The Andrew Klavan Show” on The Daily Wire. He added that he believes most fans want sports to remain about sports, not politics.

      “I know when I turn on a game, I want to watch a game. I want to watch players play and teams win, lose, come from behind,” Favre said. “I want to watch all the important parts of the game, not what’s going on outside of the game, and I think the general fan feels the same way,

      “I can’t tell you how many people have said to me, ‘I don’t watch anymore; it’s not about the game anymore.’ And I tend to agree.”

      The 20-year NFL veteran and Super Bowl 31 winner was open about voting for former president Donald Trump in the 2020 election. When asked why it was controversial for him to support Trump but not for athletes to kneel for the national anthem, Favre said the controversy was very lopsided and kneeling for the anthem has “created more turmoil than good.”

    2. ‘I don’t watch anymore, it’s not about the game anymore’

      Translation: Packer fans are sick of watching you get bounced out of the playoffs year after year after year.

    3. It’s conceivable that some people did express those sentiments to Favre. Let’s remember that he is a good ole boy from Mississippi who still lives there. On a side note, he is the most overrated HOF qb. He played on a Packers team with a subpar D and played against NFC North teams with even worse Ds. In other words, he was involved in a lot of shootouts. He had some good games but also threw a lot of picks .

  39. 1. Lance’s turn. He is a great raw talent. I wish there was a larger volume of work from which to draw conclusions. They ran a pro style offense in ND but did he play against future pro level defenses ?
    2. Seahawks have 6 former Niners on their roster. Super Weird. I really dont like them.
    3. Our 2nd round pick should be CB or S. There are talented WRs in our conference. We have struggled with them the last few years.
    4. Let’s not forget about Jalen Hurd. Potential Niners Comeback Player of the Year.
    5. There is some good workout video of Bosa circulating. Recovery appears ahead of schedule.

  40. Alex Smith = the inspiration behind Oneniner.

    Proud to be a fan of a true class act.

    We told you he would bounce back if he had a good team around him – and he literally did by having multiple winning seasons and winning NFL Comeback Player of the Year and owning or being part of multiple NFL records.

    49ers CEO Jed York paid tribute to Smith, issuing a statement:

    “On behalf of my entire family, the San Francisco 49ers organization would like to congratulate Alex Smith on a remarkable and inspirational NFL playing career. For eight years, Alex represented our franchise with class both on and off the field, and his contributions to the 49ers organization will be remembered forever. Throughout his time in the Red and Gold, Alex showed how perseverance, commitment and hard work were core principles to him as a person and it was truly special to see his impact in the locker room and in the community. Alex continued to show those values over the course his NFL journey, which is why it was no surprise to see him named the 2020 Associated Press Comeback Player of the Year. To Alex, his wife Elizabeth, and their three children, Hudson, Hayes and Sloane, we wish you all the best. You will always be part of the 49ers family.”

    https://twitter.com/NFL/status/1384174559369129987?s=20

  41. No one likes bad cops . This is especially true for good cops. Let’s make this the era we take out the trash.

  42. What would we have done for the last 3 weeks and the next 8 days if the 49ers traded up to 3 on draft day instead. LOL.

    1. Just think of the collective thousands of hours saved in not writing about this, the collective tens or hundreds of thousands of hours saved in not reading or debating about this the last month! What good could have been done with all those reclaimed hours? Bottom line, the team’s going to pick whoever they are going to pick, the rest is just noise.

  43. C Level rockstar and A level rightwing D-bag Ted Nugent denies covid. Subsequently he contracts and becomes very ill from Covid. Darwin’s principles are alive and well. LOL.

      1. Au contraire mon frere. This is the idiot:

        Rocker Ted Nugent is revealing he was in agony after testing positive for coronavirus – months after he said the virus was “not a real pandemic.”

        “I thought I was dying,” Nugent says in a Facebook live video posted Monday. “I literally could hardly crawl out of bed the last few days,” adding, “So I was officially tested positive for COVID-19 today.”

        In a video shot at his Michigan ranch, the “Cat Scratch Fever” singer repeatedly uses racist slurs to refer to COVID-19 and reiterates his previous stance that he wouldn’t be getting the vaccine because he claims wrongly that “nobody knows what’s in it.”

        Nugent, a supporter of ex-President Trump, previously called the pandemic a scam and has railed against public health restrictions. He has repeated a narrative pushed by conservative media and disputed by health experts that suggests the official death count from the coronavirus is inflated.

        https://www.cbsnews.com/news/ted-nugent-tests-positive-covid-19/

  44. I am going to guess the 49ers have more players on 1 year deals than any other team. –

    DL Zach Kerr
    QB Nate Sudfeld
    RB Wayne Gallman Jr.
    DL Maurice Hurst
    DL Arden Key
    Daniel Brunskill
    CB Jason Verrett
    WR Mohamed Sanu
    LB Nathan Gerry
    CB K’Waun Williams
    DL Jordan Willis
    DL D.J. Jones
    S Jaquiski Tartt
    S Tavon Wilson
    CB Dontae Johnson
    WR Trent Sherfield

  45. Depressing to hear Chris Mortensen say his sources say Jones is the pick. While he won’t identify the sources, I doubt they are imaginary . Mike Silver agrees with him. Oh, well … I am already jealous of the team’s who get Lance and Fields.

    1. There are at least 4 pretty reputable national NFL reporters who think the pick is MJ. Then there is Rich Eisen (below) who hears whispers that it is Lance. I really dont know what to believe. I do know that it will be a colossal mistake to trade 3 1s for Mac Jones who has as many NCAA starts at Lance.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sOtAL3pRc70

  46. It would be amazing if the pressdemocrat could give just 100$ a month to any one of you to post some blog entries on this site. Anyone or anything would be better than this. It doesn’t make much sense to me to actively kill it by having nevus write one less than stimulating article every 3 months. Maybe they don’t want to overly invest in the site but it would maintain or increase the old traffic with grant without much effort and money. I’m sure there would even be some people that would do it for free.

      1. Exactly! Lol. I’d write one article a month for a chicken as well! Heck i’d give them a chicken a month.

        If I had site that got 300-500 responses for each blog post. I would not let that go to waste no matter if I was a single human or a company.

        Im actually surprised a lot of you guys are still here for this silliness. But I’m also happy you are. This was always the best poster dialogue and insight site for me.

        It’s genuinely too bad and i wish there was a solution.

        I guess if 5 or 6 of us committed to an article a month we could start our own. But it’s not the same for some reason.

  47. Would be interesting if the 9ers traded back a few times–recovering lost picks and gaining some additional high to mid round selections this year and next (acquiring more draft capital than they had before the leap to the 3rd selection). Taking advantage of Thursday’s draft frenzy/panic.

    1. The most prolific posters are gone for good and are now to be found on the “Inspired49ers” blog. That blog is moderated, as the worst posters here have found out.

      1. Actually several of the “inspired” group frequent this site and a few of them allow their personalities 2-5 post here under pseudonyms ie jollywobble. Their personalities 6-9 are involved with the AZ recount in desperate hopes that their fat orange hero and savior can be restored. Finally their personalities 10-13 are constructing an even more powerful Jewish Space Laser which will have the capability of destroying entire planets. LOL.

        1. Lol. I take it they will be stormin 4949 deBartolo way when shanalynch pick their QB pick. I don’t mind if it Mac Jones. But I do mind the 2 first round draft picks they gave up.

        2. I’ve stopped by the ‘Inspired’ blog. I do respect their effort–not an easy thing to do, keeping a blog afloat. There’s the usual indignant anger (rage at times) directed at 9er leadership–not much new with that I suppose. And of course, there’s the annual anointing of can’t miss draft talent.

          Must admit I’ve read some of Grant’s commentary the last several weeks–not all of it, just some. Same old Grant. Some interesting points fused with over-the-top hyperbole.

          Can’t wait for Thursday.

        3. their personalities post here under pseudonyms…

          That may well be true, KarateMan. I give you credit for sniffing that out. But, in some cases, such as mine, the Inspired49ers site presents a technical problem, viz., you cannot post there without a Google-approved browser. (The lovely “Recaptcha” will tell you to “update your browser.”)

          Did you attempt a post over there and find a roadblock?

          1. Thanks Wobbles/Crazy person. Nah, I checked them out for 37 seconds and realized it was a sanctuary for older people who constantly need affirmation – “great post …..” LOL. BTW, Obamacare covers psych evaluations in case you want to get help. Good luck.

    1. If the press Democrat gets this site going again once the football season starts, I think most of those bloggers and many others will be back. The “inspired”site has only about 6 posters and they just say the same thing every day. They mostly think they are smarter than Lynch/Shanahan.

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  49. wtf – after watching the press conference yesterday – I am more nervous

    It feels like Lynch is saying blame Kshan – and Kshan is saying blame JimmyG

    KS: “Yeah. I mean, I’ll say when we made this decision, we knew that there were five guys that we thought, we felt that we’d be okay with taking. We knew that there was three at the time exactly. That’s why we thought three was a good spot to go to. After going through this whole process, I feel good about five guys at three.

    this is what happens when you are lying – he said feels good about 5 guys at three – wtf

    they are going to mess us up – I have no confidence in this b.s

    He can’t guarantee we will be alive on monday – wtf

    1. It’s getting crazy. I can’t recall any other draft where the disinformation/wtf tornado (across the league, not just the Bay Area) has been this screwy, and I’ve been following drafts–as a casual fan–since the late 60s.

      Wonder if another team–wanting to get into the top four positions panics and offers the 9ers a trade down a few positions–nice picks plus a player, maybe.

      Will be must watch TV.

      1. now that would be madness – we trading our 1st in ’22 and ’23 to move to 3rd in ’21 and then trading back again in ’21 to recoup 1st in “22 or “23

        I do like the 49ers in the news everyday- the Brand definitely is winning

  50. I think this is what happened

    2 months to the ’21 draft

    (York, Lynch, Kshan) in the room

    York – Guys what the plan at QB
    JL – we have to go hard and bold – lets just go pick our future QB in this draft
    KS – I agree – I really like this kid Mac Jones – he is smart – like me
    JL – hmm – what about JF who is tough or the kid Lance with elite throwing skills
    KS – My guy I am telling you Mac Jones is my guy
    York – ok guys – lets think this through – I see more value $$ in JF or Lance compared to Mac
    JF – ok – let me make the trade to 3rd – we know Jags are picking Law and Saleh already told us they are picking the Zach, lets cut everybody else out now – if we wait till draft day the bidding price might go way up.
    York – Good idea TV shows talk about 49ers all month – we become the main story before the draft.

    1 week to the draft

    Kshan – I think I am having doubts on who we should pick – I can’t guarantee anything
    JL – Yes that was my plan all along – get you to put your crazy Mac Jones idea out in public so it could be dissected and discouraged – I say we pick the kid who looks similar to KC QB = Lance or if not lets pick the QB JF who plays like a SS.

  51. Someone is making a desperate last minute phone call to Four Seasons Total Landscaping and Law Practice. Deep Doo-Doo.

  52. So the latest is that they floated our pick 1.3 3rd other draft picks for Aaron Rodgers. Shanahan is all over the place. He has no real plan. He is probably a little hesitant. Reminder that he traded up for CJ Beathard and Pettis. The problem is that if he drafts Jones it will be a slow methodical disaster. It will be Andy Daltonesque. In other words, he will have good games on occasion but the cumulative body of work will be inadequate but wont be realized for 3-4 years.

    1. Lots of smoke screening going on–some likely thought-out intentional, and some just funky random. We’ll know what goes down in a few more hours.

      I wouldn’t expect Lynch or Shanahan to be perfectly honest and 100% transparent in the run-up to the draft.

      Gonna be fun.

  53. 1 – 5 Hallelujah!!!!!. Welcome aboard TL

    6. I cant believe how nervous this whole drama made me.
    7. Jed York is an idiot. See his twitter the last hour.
    8. Let’s get a CB or S who can shut down Deandre Hopkins and Metcalf.
    9. The party is not over. They may trade up into the late first if they see someone. They did so with Aiyuk and Ruben Foster.
    10. Let’s see how far Mac drops.

  54. Not sure who Tyler or Mark are but Rodgers to Denver is interesting with WR Jeudy and Sutton. Obviously he cant stay in GB after the last 48 hours.

    Tyler Polumbus @Tyler_Polumbus
    According to @markschlereth
    Aaron Rodgers to Denver is as close to a done deal as it could possibly be!

    1. There goes that one. Perhaps the GB asking price is too unreasonable – both the ninersand broncos expressed interest but could work something out.

  55. Corners, NCB, Safeties (keeping in mind Special Teams) – are the major needs to upgrade the bench and plan for future

  56. Big Mac Dad Bod Jones was wanted by the commenters about as much as Ribico is around here. ;p
    .
    FWIW I just wanted to drop in, say ‘hello’ and remind everyone my musings can be found in the comment section over at NinersNation.com.
    .
    Just look for the handle that shares a last name with the inventor of the internet. (hint: Al Gore)

        1. Rib, I know it’s probably prime Slime.
          He has nothing else to do but hunt down Seb.
          Now ho about that new QB?
          Upside = great potential, smart NO interceptions!, tall
          Down = runs more than he should, few games, weaker opponents

          1. And young! 10 years younger than JG, 20 years younger than Brady’s career. He has a lot to learn and prove but could be the franchise for a long long time.

  57. I don’t want to beat a dead horse but I will anyway. We dodged a huge bullet by not drafting Mac . He played with 4 of the best WR in the NCAA the last 2 years. In fact all four were drafted in the top 15. They were superior pass catchers and route runners. Mac was lauded for his accuracy but when his receivers are getting separation if not breaking away it makes it easy. He now goes to the Pats with terrible receivers. I think we all know how this movie ends. The other thing to consider is the Tide has not produced top level NFL QBs. To be fair, the jury is still out on Tua.

    1. “We dodged a huge bullet by not drafting Mac .” I find this comment curious. It implies a superior knowledge to 2 of the top coaches in the league, Shanahan and Belichick. I can understand that some fans get all excited about about a running QB, but to dump on a guy who has great pocket skills ignores the reality of the NFL.

      1. Reality of the NFL = Below is the NFL top 20 QB’s according to NFL.com

        The only non-mobile QB in the top 10 is Brady who we all agree is an outlier

        Notice the QB’s who are more of a pocket passer are 14 and below….and OLD

        1. Aaron Rodgers
        2. Tom Brady – Outlier
        3. Patrick Mahomes
        4. Deshaun Watson
        5. Josh Allen
        6. Russell Wilson
        7. Lamar Jackson
        8. Ryan Tannehill
        9. Justin Herbert
        10. Kyler Murray
        11. Baker Mayfield
        12. Derek Carr
        13. Matthew Stafford
        14. Matt Ryan
        15. Kirk Cousins
        16. Dak Prescott
        17. Philip Rivers
        18. Joe Burrow
        19. Drew Brees
        20. Ben Roethlisberger

      2. Hmmm, where do I begin.

        1. Belichikc is a great Defensive Coach and a pretty good overall HC. Most would agree that he is not exactly the greatest offensive mind. He did draft a bunch of QBs and let’s let the list speak for itself : Rohan Davey, Kliff Kingsbury, Matt Cassell, Jimmy G, Ryan Mallet, Zac Robinson, Kevin OcConnell, Jacoby Brissett, Jarrett Stidham. Brady in round six of his first draft was a lucky fluke. BB is not exactly the best assessor of QB talent.
        2. Trey is not a running QB. Check out John Chapman’s twitter for good film on this topic. He has the athletic ability to scramble which will be an asset for the Niners. The opposing MLB or FS will have to keep an eye on Lance. Therefore either Deebo, Kittle or Juice will be wide open.
        3. Let’s check back on this very topic at the end of the year and see how Mac performs. I am pretty sure I will be proven correct.

        1. You didn’t respond to my comment. Lance is the better prospect for sure, but you said we dodged a bullet by not drafting Jones despite 2 top coaches believing him to be starter. I wonder how you came to that conclusion.

          1. “Top coach” Kyle Shanahan did not draft him and “top coach” BB is not good as assessing QB talent.

            1. Belichikc is a great Defensive Coach and a pretty good overall HC. Most would agree that he is not exactly the greatest offensive mind. He did draft a bunch of QBs and let’s let the list speak for itself : Rohan Davey, Kliff Kingsbury, Matt Cassell, Jimmy G, Ryan Mallet, Zac Robinson, Kevin OcConnell, Jacoby Brissett, Jarrett Stidham. Brady in round six of his first draft was a lucky fluke. BB is not exactly the best assessor of QB talent.

          1. Are you using statistics and data to impugn my comment ? I guess what I meant is that Lance is comfortable in the pocket. He can go through progressions and find 2nd and 3rd receivers. He is also an elite athlete who can run if necessary.

            1. Oh I know. Shannie wants a QB who can deliver from the pocket, keep alive and still deliver when the pocket starts resembling quicksand. Trey looks like that guy, much more so than Mac. And none of us want the second coming of Colin Kaepernick, the QB.

              1. Wonder if Mac Jones will sign on with a beer distribitor today and live stream a tasting event–shirtless of course.

  58. The 49ers just moved back five spots in Round 2 and picked up an extra fourth-round pick.

    They traded the No. 43 pick and a seventh-rounder to the Las Vegas Raiders in exchange for the No. 48 pick and a fourth-rounder — No. 121.

    This move gives the 49ers two fourth-round picks, in addition to three fifth-round picks. That’s lots of late rounders for a veteran team that expects to contend for a Super Bowl next season

  59. One takeaway from the Trey Lance selection is that media pundits and “Insiders In The Know” , just don’t. Adam S bet the house it was Mac Jones. Others said they had “Intel” that it was secretly Fields. Even those who speculated it would be Lance didn’t really know, they just lurched uncontrollably upon a speculation that turned out to be true.
    Better lucky than good, I suppose.
    My takeaway? Be like a detective: remember everything said, and don’t necessarily believe anything. Hyperbole and bloviating.

    1. Yup. Dan Patrick was quite certain that Jones was tagged for the selection–Dan had a ‘source’ who was convinced Jones would be the pick.

    2. I’m not going to post the link because I don’t want to give credence to such insanity, but now some national pundit is throwing out the theory that 49ers could trade Trey Lance for Aaron Rodgers. After this last month-plus of non-stop everybody getting everything wrong, we should consider a boycott of these writers who have nothing better to do than peddle the sporting equivalent of fake news.

    1. Like a beloved Sermon offered, “you can take that to the Bank(s). I think it’s in the Book of Eli–Moor(e) or less…

  60. My takeaway from the draft is pretty much what Kshan said – He his trying to add a new dimension to the offense -we have players who fit the outside zone strategy AND now we can place ABanks next to McG or TWilliams and run “smash-mouth football”

    which is often run out of the I-formation or wishbone formation, with tight ends and receivers used as blockers. Though the offense is run-oriented, pass opportunities can develop as defenses play close to the line. Play-action can be very effective for a run-oriented team.

    The K Shan central tenets: collect fast, athletic players and find space for them to operate; then run the ball to assert dominance, control the clock and keep defenses honest, opening more space. KShan loves to run the outside zone.

    He also knows specifically what he wants at each position. Take offensive linemen, for instance—KShan prefers lighter ones who are more athletic, because he asks them to move laterally more than most coaches. When he arrived in Atlanta in 2015 as the offensive coordinator, he cut every lineman who didn’t fit that prototype, all but two.

    QB Trey Lance – Right now is better than both Mullens and Beathard combined
    Guard Aaron Banks – Perfect fit for Smash-mouth run strategy – A true power G you need to run the power scheme
    RB Trey Sermon – Long Term investment – fits both Power and Zone run strategy
    CB Ambry Thomas – Specials Teams + Back up CB
    OL Jaylon Moore – Perfect fit for Outsize zone run strategy
    CB Deommodore Lenoir – Special teams + Back up NCB
    S Talanoa Hufanga – Special Teams + A true SS
    RB Elijah Mitchell – Speedy RB

    Looks like an easy A on this draft. – All of them should be on the bench next year – which should give them time develop.

  61. The NFL draft has become the 3rd most viewed sporting event. Wow. I’m a fan of the Roger Goodell. All things considered he manages the league , players and owners pretty well. He grows the league and he has a calm demeanor. The other thing I like is that the NFL always has a product or event on the horizon even in the offseason. There is the combine in late Feb. March and April are free agency and the draft. Then comes OTA and Mini Camp. In August we have HOF ceremony, preseason and Hard Knocks. There is plenty of entertainment year round.

  62. Oh yeah, it also irks me that FL has 3 NFL teams. The only team which has had any success in the last quarter century is Tampa and it was under highly unusual circumstances. Plus their Governor is corrupt and their Covid positive rate is 9x that of CA. We should recall that guy.

    1. What, oh what, are you talking about? According to Healthline, California has had about 8,900 cases per 100,000 people while Florida has had about 8,700 per 100,000. Florida also was far more open than restrictive California. And Florida Governor DeSantis is corrupt??? What’s the source???

      1. Hey Rob, Sorry for the delayed response. Stepped out with the family for some burgers before Biden confiscates all the beef. Thanks for you rudimentary analysis but upon further review you are way wrong. Corrupt Desantis has been hiding Covid data since the outset. But based on their known death rate , which is 20% higher than CA, we can extrapolate that their number of cases data is also deeply underreported. Other aspects of corruption include the mafia like “presidential protection fund” to help the Godfather of corruption troompy. Then there is the pay for play scheme in which wealth donors from around the world got first access to the Covid Vaccine. Finally the raid on Covid scientist which Rib noted below. The dude is dirty. No wonder troompy and his crime family have set up shop there. LOL

    2. Bruce
      Please don’t incite these mask holes and vaccine deniers as they’re entitled to their fact-devoid opinions. Natural Selection will cull their herd soon enough.

  63. So the latest absurdity is the LAPD Union is asking the NBA to investigate Lebron James because he is an outspoken critic of police brutality . Most recently King James tweeted about the Columbus police shooting of a 16 year-old. Police unions are a farce. Until we tackle the unions and protective leagues there will never be reform.

    1. The root of all this EVIL is the money the bosses in Police Unions are making. They are the ENEMY OF PROGRESS.

      Break up the unions and you will see Police Officers behave better – it is a freaking MINDSET – these racist or ignorant cops will take the job of protecting ALL lives seriously when they don’t have a KKK godfather in the back room providing them a safety net for their fck ups.

      1. Qualified immunity needs to go. No other profession has immunity from malpractice or misbehavior : Pilot , physician, truck driver , NFL player .

  64. G Banks
    6’5”, 330 pounds, Banks is huge with a 33 1/8” arms = Football is won by Big Men.

    RB Sermon
    averaged 6.5 yards per carry and 10.1 yards per reception throughout his four-year career = wtf 6.5 yrds per carry in 4 yrs from the Ohio state – 49ers stole this One.

    CB Thomas
    named the Wolverines’ Skill Position Player of the Year – the ability to line up outside and in the slot effectively, returned kickoffs and even played some offense for Michigan = this guy is a Baller

    G Jmoore
    a former tight end, former defensive line – moved to offensive line where he started every game in 2018 = the definition of Versatile Big Man

    CB Lenoir
    his most productive season coming as a sophomore when he finished with a career best three interceptions and 12 pass break ups = wtf how do you come up with 12 break ups in a season? – this guy will either be a Pest or a Thief

    S Hufanga
    In just six games in 2020 – 62 tackles, 4 interceptions, 1 pass breakup and 2 forced fumbles = wtf is going on – that is an avg of 10 tackles a game – this guy will be Special

    RB Eli
    with a 4.38 second 40-yard time – In four seasons averaged 6.2 yards per rush attempt, 12.2 yards per reception, and scored 46 touchdowns = OMG – this is madness – that is an avg of 10 touchdowns per season – the speed – the 6.2 avg – my first thought was hmm…..Sonic is a Niner.

    1. It’s safe to say the Niners will be doing a lot of running this year. Can they eclipse the Ravens team rushing record of 3,290.

  65. Hello everybody! Is this blog dead? Just wanted to say hello and say two important words…TREY LANCE!!!!!!!

    1. Hey Crab15 – How have you been? I just checked in after a long time. This blog is pretty much dead. But, no worries. We got our future QB.

  66. Apparently there are now two jobs in this world that pay you for lying on your back.

    One is the oldest profession in the world and the other is Right Tackle for the 49ers. 🤦🏻‍♂️

  67. Right-wing media personalities and their families have received their vaccines yet they are encouraging the idiots and morons who listen to them to not get vaccinated. Sounds about right.

  68. This whole lizzy cheeney thing is amusing and sad. The party of Lincoln has devolved into the party of Jefferson Davis.

  69. This whole catlyn jenner thing is amusing and sad. How much do you have to hate yourself to associate with a political club who mocks and ridicules you … who both front stabs your and backstabs you … who thinks you are a freak and abomination …..

  70. Following up my previous insightful post, CA is far superior to FL and TX . BTW, NY and MI are struggling because the snowbirds from FL are returning and bringing with them Covid.

    San Jose Mercury News **
    California’s rate of 33 cases per 100,000 people Wednesday morning was less than a third of the U.S. average of 116 cases. By comparison, Texas had more than double California’s rate, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, while Illinois and New York were four times higher, Florida five times and Michigan 10 times.

    1. Oh yes, I failed to mention the good Governor of Michigan Gretchen Whitmer, who took a nice private jet ride to Florida during the height of the pandemic over spring break while recommending her citizens to stay home because cases have risen in Michigan. And now she refuses to say who paid for this private jet travel. She was also caught lying about how long she was in Florida. Official flight tracking data shows her round trip was longer than initially disclosed. At this point, she refuses to disclose anything at all about her trip.

      Snowbirds, indeed.

  71. Joe Biden, in 2019:

    “China is going to eat our lunch? Come on, man. They can’t even figure out how to deal with the fact that they have this great division between the China Sea and the mountains in the east, I mean in the west. They can’t figure out how they are going to deal with the corruption that exists within the system. I mean, you know,they’re not bad folks, folks. But guess what, they’re not competition for us.”

    Joe Biden, May 6, 2021:

    “The Chinese are eating our lunch. They’re eating our lunch, economically. They’re investing hundreds of billions of dollars in research and development.
    That’s why, right now, if it keeps their way, they’re going to own the electric car market in the world. They’re going to own a whole range — we got to compete.”

    Come on man, indeed.

    1. Thanks for your inspired and idiotic comment. There was a stigma for seeking treatment for mental health disorders but it is diminishing. Get help dude. As far as your comment goes Quote 2 is right on. I am an investor and happen to know that China has taken great strides in EV research and development . Car -NIO and Scooter- NIU are already on the market. Helicopter E Hang is set to launch in late 2021. They also excel at next generation batteries. The US needs to step its game up to keep up. I am pleased that Obama Biden had the foresight to invest 500 million is a small start up called Tesla a decade ago. Unfortunately the last 4 years the focus was on coal – bizarre.
      Quote 1 was also correct . Context matters. China is a corrupt nation. That is why Ivunky trooompy set up shop there. Donaldo is in massive debt to the state bank of china to the tune of nearly 100 Million. They own a large section of troompy tower as does the russian mob. Corruption begets corruption and attracts corruption. LOL.

      1. Hunter Biden’s close relationship with Chinese-American secretary revealed

        EXCLUSIVE: ‘Your doggy chain necklace is waiting for you.’ Flirty messages from Hunter Biden’s Chinese-American secretary, 29, who worked for him when he partnered with the ‘spy chief of China’ are revealed

        Hunter’s emails reveal his close relationship with the Chinese-American secretary who worked for him when he went into business with the man he called the ‘spy chief of .’

        The mysterious young assistant wrote the president’s son flirty messages, sent him opposition research for Joe’s run and encouraged him to draw funds from the company’s accounts when the joint venture collapsed and even ended up with Hunter’s military dog tags.

        In 2017 Hunter went into business with Patrick Ho, secretary general of Chinese oil giant CEFC.

        Hunter described Ho in a call recording on his abandoned laptop as the ‘spy chief of China’, and the Chinese businessman was later surveilled by US law enforcement as a foreign intelligence threat before he was convicted of bribery in 2018.

        After launching his multi-million-dollar joint venture with CEFC, Hunter was assigned a 29-year-old Chinese-American assistant, JiaQi Bao, who quickly struck up a close and intriguing relationship with her Biden boss.

        At first, emails show the New York-based Bao diligently scheduled flights, hotels and even doctor’s appointments for the president’s son.

        But mysteriously, the young assistant also sent him opposition research to help Joe Biden’s 2020 election bid, urged him to take cash from the joint venture’s accounts as the business collapsed and wrote flirty and personal messages and even ended up with Hunter’s military dog tags in her New York apartment – the same tags he can be seen wearing in home-made porn videos he recorded on his laptop.

        A Senate probe highlighted links between Hunter’s Chinese backers and the country’s spy machine, and reported that his dealings with the Chinese ‘raise criminal financial, counterintelligence and extortion concerns’.

        The joint venture collapsed the following year when CEFC’s secretary general Patrick Ho was arrested and later convicted of bribery in a US federal prosecution
        The joint venture collapsed the following year when CEFC’s secretary general Patrick Ho was arrested and later convicted of bribery in a US federal prosecution
        But it is still unclear whether Bao was aware of Hunter’s partner’s alleged links to the intelligence services at the time – as the New York-based clerical worker has not responded to multiple requests for comment.

        Hunter and Joe Biden’s brother Jim partnered with CEFC in 2017, in a deal that was meant to generate billions of dollars and create a string of oil and gas projects in the Middle East and Europe.

        But the joint venture collapsed the following year when CEFC’s secretary general Patrick Ho was arrested and later convicted of bribery in a US federal prosecution.

        Ho was suspected of working with the Chinese intelligence services, and had been monitored by federal law enforcement under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, court documents revealed.

        The Senate homeland security and finance committees issued a joint report in September 2020 scrutinizing Hunter’s business deal with CEFC, noting the company’s deep ties to the Chinese government and concluding that the millions of dollars transferred from the firm to Hunter and his uncle ‘raise criminal financial, counterintelligence and extortion concerns.’

        In November, then finance committee chair Senator Chuck Grassley wrote to the Department of Justice, demanding an investigation into Hunter’s business dealings with his corrupt foreign billionaire backers.

        The president’s son admitted in December last year that he is currently the subject of an FBI investigation, reportedly for tax crimes, though it has been reported that investigators are also scrutinizing his foreign dealings.

        Hunter himself seems to have believed his business partner’s ties to Chinese intelligence agencies – telling a friend in an audio recording on his laptop that Ho was the ‘spy chief of China’.

        Yikes!

        1. Yikes indeed Rudy. Your Biden obsession is not not going to keep you from sharing a cell with the orange Florida man.

  72. I know this is an old article and probably no one will even read this…… but during Harbaugh’s time as coach wasn’t there a special teams ace we brought in from the Ravens who also used to get injury prone? I remember there being an article that he started doing different types of yoga during the offseason and through out the season which he found helped him greatly reduce injury? Was curious if Garropollo has considered doing the same in order to help keep himself healthy? By the way have no clue why this comes to me now or why I cant remember our special teams ace from back then, lol.

    1. Dc9er, all could help no doubt.

      Then there’s this. George Kittle’s sister is an acclaimed yoga maven and instructor, working with George as well

      https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=nFHMH9na_Ps

      That didn’t keep George from time on the IR last season. I guess the moral is, if you take the hit that’s going to injure you, you are going to get injured.

  73. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was roundly criticized after sharing a photo of her beside San Francisco Giants legend Willie McCovey while wishing Giants legend Willie Mays a happy 90th birthday.

    “Happy 90th Birthday to an all-American icon, Willie Mays. A trailblazing, record-breaking baseball player, civil rights leader, and champion for youth sports and well-being, Willie Mays is a civic legend and national treasure. /#SayHey90,” a tweet from Pelosi’s official Twitter account read, along with a photo of McCovey.“

    Oh my… I guess they all look the same, right Nancy?!

    1. Yay! I’m sooooo glad you are taking time away from counting those AZ ballots and catfish trolling here instead. Libs like me are soooooooooooo afraid you are going to turn up those bamboo ballots and get your guy back in.

  74. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas traveled to the US-Mexico border on Friday with a group of bipartisan senators. Typically on such a trip, a cabinet secretary and lawmakers would be accompanied by reporters or a member of the White House press pool to feed notes back to newsrooms.
    But on this trip, the Biden administration blocked that from happening.
    It’s part of a larger pattern of restricted media access at the southern US border — despite promises of transparency and the fact that at least 14,000 migrant children are detained in federal custody amid a surge in migrants attempting to enter the country.
    The lack of access was repeatedly pointed out by journalists this week. A number of live-shots from the border have ended with a reporter pointing out that officials denied access to the facilities holding migrant children.
    Read More
    Biden administration says 14,000 migrant children in its custody as it refuses to call border situation a 'crisis'
    Biden administration says 14,000 migrant children in its custody as it refuses to call border situation a ‘crisis’
    In a statement Thursday, Radio Television Digital News Foundation Executive Director Dan Shelley blasted the Biden administration for failing on its promise of transparency. “The President promised things would be different,” Shelley said. “Turns out he was right, but in this case not the way we had hoped. The Trump administration allowed journalists into juvenile migrant detention facilities.”
    Shelley urged Mayorkas to “immediately” allow journalists access to Border Patrol processing facilities and officials.

    “At a time when the southern border of the United States is undergoing a historic surge of migrants, it is more important than ever that journalists be allowed the necessary access to report accurately and independently on the Border Patrol’s response to the increased arrival of migrants and the well being of those housed in Border Patrol facilities,” he said.
    The Trump administration did permit access to the facilities and provided the press with photos. But it was for a very different reason, as NBC’s Jacob Soboroff pointed out.
    “The Trump administration let us in. And they let us in because they wanted to explain to us and show us the cruelty of the separation policy,” Soboroff said in an on-air appearance Thursday. “They wanted everybody to see that. Now it’s the Biden administration’s turn to open the doors so we can fully tell the story of not just where they want to go but why they want to go to that place and show the American public ourselves.”
    Getty Images special correspondent John Moore on Twitter Friday asked US Customs and Border Protection “to stop blocking media access to their border operations.”
    “I have photographed CBP under Bush, Obama and Trump but now — zero access is granted to media,” Moore said.
    Biden tells migrants not to come to US: 'Don't leave your town'
    Biden tells migrants not to come to US: ‘Don’t leave your town’
    Democratic Senator Chris Murphy was one of the lawmakers who traveled to the border on Friday. After visiting a processing facility, Murphy tweeted a description of what he saw: “100s of kids packed into big open rooms. In a corner, I fought back tears as a 13 yr old girl sobbed uncontrollably explaining thru a translator how terrified she was, having been separated from her grandmother and without her parents.”

    The more things change, the more they stay the same..

    1. hey Q-boy, chill and let Joe take care of you. That is, unless you are in a red state and the Q leaders there pull your unemployment because they think you are too lazy to find and keep employment. Actually, they may be right about you.

      1. Oh my… say it ain’t so, Joe!?!

        WASHINGTON (Reuters) -U.S. President Joe Biden on Monday defended himself against critics who say expanded unemployment benefits offered in the COVID-19 relief bill passed in March are keeping Americans from taking new jobs.

        Biden said the administration will remind U.S. states this week that any unemployed American offered a comparable job must take it or risk losing unemployment benefits. He is also directing the U.S. Labor Department to work with states to reinstate requirements that those receiving unemployment benefits must demonstrate they are actively looking for work.

        “If you’re receiving unemployment benefits and you’re offered a suitable job, you can’t refuse that job and just keep getting unemployment benefits,” Biden said.

  75. The first flight unit comprised of Space Force Guardians has completed basic training

    With President Biden’s vote of confidence, the Space Force proved it was more than just a Trump-era moonshot. Away from Capitol Hill, the military’s sixth branch is slowly developing into its fully-fledged form by recruiting and training personnel as part of its goal to reach 6,500 active-duty members by the end of fiscal 2021. In the latest sign of its progress, the first flight unit comprised entirely of Space Force Guardians graduated from Air Force basic military training last week.

    The boot camp saw the 35 recruits undergo seven and a half weeks of drills including a tailor-made curriculum. Guardians had to complete an additional 21 hours of specific training with a heavy emphasis on “emotional intelligence.” They also received unclassified military doctrine briefings from senior Space Force leaders.

    The flight, comprised of 31 men and four women, will next take part in technical training including space systems operations, intelligence and cyber and communications at one of three bases: Vandenberg AFB, California; Goodfellow AFB, Texas; or Keesler AFB, Mississippi.

    Having conducted its first mission last Spring, the Space Force’s latest milestone should help to further entrench the fledgling military branch, which is making progress despite persistent skepticism over its raison d’etre.

    Remember, Space Force was just a comical farce under Trumpy, but here we are today with Joe Biden giving it his official seal of approval. Sigh..

  76. Man fatally shot in Seattle’s ‘CHOP’ autonomous zone was ‘left to die’ by first responders, report says

    Notice accuses CHOP of creating a a ‘summer of blood’ in Seattle

    Loved ones of a man who was fatally shot in Seattle’s autonomous zone plan to sue the City of Seattle, King County and Washington State arguing that local paramedics left him “to die,” according to a recent report.

    An attorney representing the estate of 19-year-old Lorenzo Anderson has filed a notice of claim regarding the alleged delayed response of a Seattle Fire Department ambulance on the night the man was shot, the New York Post exclusively reported Wednesday.

    The claim accuses Mayor Jenny Durkin, Seattle Police Department, Seattle Emergency Medical Services, City Council and the state of negligence, according to the report. It also argues they the defendants “breached the duty of reasonable care” for the victim and caused a “preventable and predictable” death, the report states.

    “The Mayor of Seattle motivated and nurtured CHOP as [she] believed the occupation of the area was creating a ‘summer of love,’” the document reportedly states. “However, as many well know, it became a ‘summer of blood.’”

    Dan Nolte, a spokesperson for the Seattle City Attorney’s Office, said the agency intends “to investigate these brought claims and will defend the City in this matter.”

    Anderson, whose full name is Horace Lorenzo Anderson, was shot June 20 in the Capitol Hill Organized Protest, or CHOP, zone and transported by volunteer medics to Harborview Medical Center, where he died, the Seattle Fire Department said at the time.

    King County prosecutors on Aug. 5 charged 18-year-old Marcel Long with first-degree murder in the case, accusing him of fatally shooting Anderson and fleeing the state. A warrant has been issued for Long’s arrest.

    At 2:20 a.m. June 20, several people called 911 to report the shooting, records show. Fifteen minutes later, police officers entered the protest zone and “were confronted by an aggressive and volatile crowd,” according to charging documents filed against Long. Some people in the crowd yelled that the shooting victim had already been taken to the hospital.

    Seattle Fire Department medics had staged nearby, but authorities said the scene was too dangerous for them to enter without police securing the area.

    Seattle ‘CHOP’ zone marks another shooting amid deadly weekendVideo
    Wednesday’s notices of claim, according to the Post, allege that a Seattle Fire Department ambulance was only roughly two blocks away from the shooting when 911 was called, while police were approximately one-half mile from the scene.

    But the fire department allegedly could not respond until approximately 20 minutes after Anderson was struck, at 2:39 a.m., because they had to wait for a police escort, according to the report.

    “For close to twenty whole minutes, Seattle Police and Fire Departments communicated with dispatchers on separate radio channels, communicated the wrong locations, and miscommunicated the procedures for providing medical attention to Lorenzo,” the papers allege. “Meanwhile, 19-year-old Lorenzo lay helpless on the pavement, bleeding to death while 911 calls continued to pour in, with bystanders begging authorities to send help. As Lorenzo’s pulse faded, volunteers performed CPR while other bystanders were on the phone with emergency dispatchers, receiving conflicting information about how to get Lorenzo into the ambulance once it arrived.”

    Medical staff at a local hospital pronounced Anderson dead at 2:43 a.m. local time.

    “The Seattle EMT was less than a minute away from Lorenzo as he bled out, and the Seattle Police were less than 5 minutes away from him as he bled out,” the court papers further state. “Essentially, Lorenzo was left to die.”

    The Associated Press contributed to this report.

    Ahh, the irony of peaceful protesting. Damned if you help them, damned if you don’t. LOL 🤔

    1. Qboy, as a Republican (and it’s obvious you are) instead of posting your whiny grievances on a site that has single digit eyeballs, you’d be much better off going to Fox News or OAN forums and trying to convince your fellow cultists to wise up, step back from the Big Lie, get out of the cult before you’ve, they’ve, completely destroyed what’s left of the Republican Party. Ya dig?

  77. Known Matchup Dates/Times

    Week 1: at Lions on Sunday, Sep. 12, 10 am (per ESPN)
    Week 2: at Eagles on Sunday, Sep. 19, 10 am (per Philadelphia Inquirer)
    Week 3: vs Packers on Sunday, Sep. 26, 5:20 pm (per The Athletic)
    Week 7: vs Colts on Sunday, Oct. 24, 5:20 pm (unconfirmed)
    Week 8: at Bears on Sunday, Oct. 31, 10 am (unconfirmed)
    Week 11: at Jaguars (unconfirmed)
    Week 12: vs Vikings (unconfirmed)
    Week 13: at Seahawks on Sunday, Dec. 5, 5:20 pm (unconfirmed)
    Week 16: at Titans on Thursday, Dec. 23, 5:20 pm (unconfirmed)
    Week 18: at Rams (unconfirmed)

  78. The imposter is a sad mentally ill individual who has an irrational devotion to troompy and seems be obsessed with me /martial arts. HMMM, which “Inspired ” person does that sound like?? How do you like my Razor sharp analysis. LOL

    1. I might add that I, BruceLee, enjoy Brother Blumpkins with my favorite boy toy Ribico.

      It’s a boy boy thing LOL

    2. Nah, Razor has moved on. Blog wise anyway. This has SourdoughSam written all over it, though too chicken sh!t to post under his previous handle.

      1. Whoever it is needs help. What kind of a whackjob needs to create additional anonymous identities on a forum which is already anonymous.

        1. Just incel trolls who’ve posted under yours, mine, Sebs, even Razors handles, always with the insurrectionist talking points mixed with f’ed-up psycho/sexual fantasies. Dregs of the internet, their stunted brains thinking they are oh so clever.

  79. Are we giving dizzy lizzy cheeeny too much credit. So now someone is a hero for not being batsh!t crazy and accepting basic facts.

      1. “The party of taxing and spending other people’s hard earned money”… oh wait.

        “The party of woke culture”… oh snap did we just cancel Chrissy Teigen and Ellen?!?!

        “The party of do as I say, not as I do.”…. Mr. Newsom, welcome to French Laundry. We have your table for 40 ready, sir. Right this way.

        1. And then there’s that fine example of green transportation, Governor Gretchen Whitmer (D):

          Craig Mauger reports for the Detroit News:

          Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said Wednesday her flight to visit her father was not paid for by taxpayer dollars and was not “a gift,” but she declined to provide additional information about how the trip was funded…

          For the trip, Whitmer took a private plane that’s usually shared by three of Michigan’s most prominent political donors, The Detroit News reported last week. The Nicholson family of PVS Chemicals, the Moroun family of the trucking company Central Transport and the Cotton family, which formerly ran Meridian Health, are among those who use the Gulfstream G280 flown by Air Eagle LLC, according to a source with knowledge of the arrangement.
          The Moroun family has denied any involvement in arranging the flight carrying the governor. Air Eagle has refused to release information about its passengers or flights.

          A twin-engine jet Gulfstream G280 owned by Air Eagle flew from Lansing to Palm Beach on Friday, March 12, and returned to Lansing on Monday, March 15. Whitmer’s father, the retired CEO of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, owns a home in West Palm Beach.

          If politicians like Gov. Whitmer didn’t have double standards, would they have any standards at all?

          Don’t even get me started on John Kerry who literally flew a private jet 🛩 across the Atlantic to accept a climate award. LOLOL 😂

  80. Frank Gore turns 38 today.

    After 2 ACL tears at Miami, some thought he wouldn’t last in the NFL. His response:
    3rd all-time in rush yards: 16,000
    Scored a TD in 3 different decades
    Played in 241 of 256 games
    Still in the NFL while his son is playing D1 football

    Legend.

  81. WTF?

    Thousands of retired Black professional football players, their families and supporters are demanding an end to the controversial use of “race-norming” to determine which players are eligible for payouts in the NFL’s $1 billion settlement of brain injury claims, a system experts say is discriminatory.

    NFL has insisted on using a scoring algorithm on the dementia testing that assumes Black men start with lower cognitive skills. They must therefore score much lower than whites to show enough mental decline to win an award. The practice, which went unnoticed until 2018, has made it harder for Black former players to get awards.

    NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy has declined to comment on the issue in the past, and did not immediately return an email seeking comment Friday.

    The majority of the league’s 20,000 retirees are Black. And only a quarter of the more than 2,000 men who sought awards for early to moderate dementia have qualified under the testing program. Lawyers for Black players have asked for details on how the $800 million in settlement payouts so far have broken along racial lines, but have yet to receive them.

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