All’s Well That Ends Well . . . And Draft Musings

There are apparently no hard feelings in the wooing of Peyton Manning and subsequent fallout to our own Alex Smith. But, whatever. Alex got his deal, the Niners have their QB, and Denver now has unrealistic expectations to try and live up to (with a QB who very well may not ever play a game for them). So, now that the 49ers have signed their QB, signed a few WRs, and kept their defense pretty much intact form last year, the focus will now be on he draft, and maybe an OG and KR to sign. The 49ers still haven’t replaced Adam Snyder (the Schwartz went to Deetroit) and they still haven’t really addressed the KR spot. Ted Ginn hasn’t signed, and Kyle Williams, with the addition of Randy Moss, Mario Manningham, and Perrish Cox (may be a KR), looks to be a guy without a spot.

I’m sure the Niners have their eyes peeled for an impact offensive guy like Coby Fleener from Stanford. He’s a big red-zone target that would complement the team nicely. There’s also Dontari Poe, the huge DL who dropped a few jaws with his 4.8 40. his value shot up the draft board amidst the questions of his heart and motor. You also have to wonder if the Niners would look at an RB to spell/replace Gore. Hunter is fine, but he’s more of a scat-back/change of pace guy. They may want to get someone like Davis Wilson from VT. he’s 206, but runs with power, is quick to the hole like Gore, and catches the ball well.  Dixon doesn’t seem to be wowing any of the coaches, so I wonder what his status will be this coming season.


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55 Responses to All’s Well That Ends Well . . . And Draft Musings

  1. irishman5574 says:

    This is from SFGate. Worst Free Agent Signings by the 49ers:
    Fred Weary CB
    J.T. O’Sullivan QB
    Ashley Lelie WR
    Johnnie Morton WR
    Jonas Jennings LT
    Antonio Langham CB
    Mark McMillian CB
    Gabe Wilkins DE
    Johnny Johnson RB
    Lawrence Phillips RB

    Other than Lawrence Phillips and JT, I dont’ remember any of these guys!!

  2. Nipper says:

    I hope Dennis is sober today! Now he can really enjoy Alex as his QB!

  3. Nipper says:

    How about a list of worst HC in the Niners long history. Was Sing among the worst? Nolan? Red Hickey?

  4. unca_chuck says:

    Jennings had one good year, Kev. 2006. Gore had a great year running behind Jennings and Larry Adams. JJ was hurt the rest of the time.

    There was Antonio Bryant, Bryant Johnson, and Braylon Edwards to name a few WR washouts in recent memory.

  5. unca_chuck says:

    Philips turned out to be devastating as he was the guy who missed the block on Aenis Williams that ended Steve Young’s career.

  6. Nipper says:

    Saints Scandal…….I’m surprised Payton wasn’t banned for life for lying and telling other coaches to lie about the bounties. If he lied to Goodell or mislead his inquiries he should be run out of football. It’s bad enough when players fail to tell the truth let alone guys in leadership positions.

    • twinfan1 says:

      Pretty amazing how many people think the penalties were excessive- meanwhile lawsuits for concussion-related dementia and brain disease continue to mount…

  7. twinfan1 says:

    Side note- the Comcast sports folks were practically rolling in the aisles laughing in disbelief after listening to Smith’s interview..
    You’re the draft guy, Chuck, I’ll bow to youir judgement on those matters. I mean, thank goodness they listened to you on Ballmer 😉
    A Kyle Williams sighting:

  8. irishman5574 says:

    So Manningham signed for two years. excellent

  9. unca_chuck says:

    That was the rub back in 2007. The contest was “Who do you THINK the Niners would pick.”

    Not “Who SHOULD the Niners pick?”

    They fell into my trap beautifully. 3 super bowls these next 5 years, and Smith can get mounted alongside my Montana jersey instead of mop-up duty in the garage . . .

  10. Alleykat says:

    I would like the 49ers to try and move up in the draft and nab that guard from Stanford David DeCastro.Then the OL is set.Instead of fuckin around with the Manning BS,.they should have been going aftet FA Guard.Carl Nicks instead.But DeCastro would be just fine now.

  11. unca_chuck says:

    As far as bounty-gate goes, this was a direct attack on all the safety shit Goodie Goodell has been pounding into these owners, coaches and players for years now.

    It made him look bad. Worse yet, it made him look like a a paper tiger. I figured he’d come down hard. I didn’t think this hard, but that’s the deal. If these guys haven’t figured it out yet with the fines for hits, penalties, and such, they never will.

  12. twinfan1 says:

    When he has a policy where he can punish people for legal off field activities that- horrors- create bad publicity for the National Goody Two Shoes League; he’d better come down hard on a practice that should actually mean serious jail time for the offenders..

  13. snarkk says:

    I’ve got no issue with the Goodell punishments. He came down hard because they only had the bounty program, but more importantly, they lied to him about it, and kept going. It’s obvious he’s doing this and all the related “safety” rules because of all the current and future lawsuits the NFL faces re: brain injury…

  14. twinfan1 says:

    BTW- the guarantee for Smith is really just 9 miliion, evidently. That would be what he gets if he’s released after year one. If he’s here for year two, the guarantee is 16.5. So if he performs poorly( or they just think they want to begin the Kappy era), they can get out of it on the cheap. In baseball terms, it’s essentially a one year deal with a club option for 2013.
    I have no comment on this.

    • phil fan says:

      I do though: it sucks but what can Alex do about it. He made it clear he wants to play for the 49ers and without many options they low balled him. Like the kid wanting to buy the cherry red coupe: ” I really really like that baby!” Salesman: “Great we got that on special for $9000..I mean $11,000 kid”

  15. phil fan says:

    Word Press is a sack of shit….I mean testing testing

  16. phil fan says:

    Bountygate: exactly what I said would happen. Chuck said Goody would be royally pissed at the direct challenge and so he is. Even I could see this going to happen (harsh penalties) from 8,000 miles away.

    Saints aren’t what they’re going to be- like Word Press a sack of shit.

    Gotta run but later…

  17. unca_chuck says:

    Ted Ginn re-signed with the Niners to a one year deal. Details not available yet.

    Who knew that his injury derailed a possible Super Bowl win?

    With the addition of Moss and Manningham (and a couple drft picks, he’s solidified hiomself as the pre-eminent return man in the league.

    • Flavor says:

      not that it already wasn’t a forgone conclusion, but does this signal the end of The Kyle Williams Era? Can you imagine him even being invited to camp now?

    • Alleykat says:

      Whoa doggy Chucky,The premier Punt returner and KO man is not Ted Ginn it’s Patrick Peterson of the Cards.He had four PR TD’s tying a NFL record as a rook last year including a ninety nine yarder in OT to beat the Lambs.Ginn had one.
      Ginn doesnt come close to what Peterson produces.

    • phil fan says:

      While Ginn is no Peterson he’s also no Kyle Williams. Closer to Peterson IMHO. But yeah lacking him at PR we don’t go to the dance. Need depth there. Remember how thin we were at KR, PR under Singletary?

      Please stop trying to have this guy ‘catching’ passes howevah

  18. phil fan says:

    Skeebs sez:

    “49ers have signed QB Josh Johnson to a two year contract.” Cap, Cap? #3?

  19. unca_chuck says:

    No, I’m sure at least for now, he takes Tolzein’s spot.

  20. twinfan1 says:

    I’d think there will be a nominal competition with Smith having the proverbial “job to lose.”

  21. snarkk says:

    Ginn signs. The JJ signs for some extra QB competition. Manningham, Brooks, Cox, Moss, Rogers. The only possible downside of this FA season is losing Snyder. Wallace is still out there — we can hope. Niners have done a great job, IMO. Now, onto the draft, maybe a Guard, WR and an RB? Maybe they package a couple picks to trade up and get DeCastro or Fleener?….

  22. twinfan1 says:

    I hear that Jimbo, Brian Billick, and Chuckie will arm wrestle for the HC job. Jimmy is in tough going against those two…

  23. irishman5574 says:

    This will/should push Alex to do better, IMO. This is probably more of a competition for the number 2 spot if you ask me. Kap vs JJ. Lets Kap know not to get too comfortable waiting for the Niners to make him the Starter

    • Nipper says:

      Why is Dennis so quiet? When will his Dos Equis run out? Who will clean out the empties? Profound questions persist and Alex is our QB!

  24. twinfan1 says:

    Denny now realizes that Alex is indeed the man to take them to the Super Bowl, so he’s decided that any more analysis is redundant.

    • Nipper says:

      He realized after much thought in between the fogs of libation, that Twin was right all along! It’s pushed him to sobriety and his mind is lucid and at peace. So quietude is the new reality!

  25. irishman5574 says:

    I love what wrtiers title there articles to get you to read them. Yahoo Sports writer Chris Chase:
    Pat Robertson believes Peyton Manning should get hurt this year
    And this is what Robertson really said:

    And you just ask yourself,” Robertson said, “OK, so Peyton Manning was a tremendous MVP quarterback, but he’s been injured. If that injury comes back, Denver will find itself without a quarterback. And in my opinion, it would serve them right.”

  26. twinfan1 says:

    Well, it’s close enough to wishing injury, IMO. And he’s wrong anyway, whoever becomes the back up to Manning will be better than T-Blow anyway.

  27. unca_chuck says:

    It goes a little deeper than that, Kev. Robertson has his own bounty out on Manning.

    Robertson said Denver treated Tebow “shabbily” after all he did for the “nothing team” last season.

    “And you just ask yourself, OK, so Peyton Manning was a tremendous MVP quarterback, but he’s been injured. If that injury comes back, Denver will find itself without a quarterback. And in my opinion, it would serve them right,” he said.

    Why doesn’t Pat mention the job Denver’s defense did?

    Much like blaming hurricanes on gays, he’s a bit misguided in his attempts to be relevant. . .

    • irishman5574 says:

      First article I had seen on it, the title made it sound like he blantantly wanted someone from an opposing team to take Manning out, ala New Orleans style.

  28. Grumpy Guy says:

    Pardon me for injecting logic… but WHY THE FUCK would anyone care what Pat Jackass Liquor Officer Robertson thinks about anything, football included???

    Color me puzzled and kind of bored.

  29. unca_chuck says:

    Hey, it’s a slow day. Tebow’s safely tucked away in NY, Manning is winging his way to Denver, and Alex is looking forward to visions of Super Bowls dancing in his head.

  30. twinfan1 says:

    Well, Pat thinks he’s looking out for T-Blow, it IS New York, you know. Moral decay, sexual depravity..even a soldier in the Lord’s army might go astray..T-Blow hits the Big Apple

  31. phil fan says:

    T-Bone AKA The Makati Kid goes to NY? Yep it’s a slow news day. Even I could care less, much less even what Robertson sez. Big deal..

    Hope T-Bone’s game continues to improve. Amazing how popular this man is with the general public…and even with Elway who paid 90 million just to get rid of him (joke)

    • Nipper says:

      Come on Phil, you gots to care!

      • phil fan says:

        I do about the local kid T-Bone but the circus atmosphere in NY plus what he brings (controversy) will have me scanning the headlines and not keeping up with the details. It’s close to the level of the National Enquirer as it is. It’s a joke that national religious figures (Robertson) get involved in any of this.

        Me I’m a devoted follower of that fanatical cult called the National Football league. Especially now that San Francisco has experienced a, uh, ah resurrection.

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