Gone is the old stale offense. Gone is the 5 headed play calling nightmare that was the previous regime. In are a bunch of untested coaches looking to make their mark despite the outside world looking at them like a bunch of imbeciles.
What does it mean for the upcoming season? Fuck if I know. Either the team had been hamstrung by a system has been fully digested and shat on by most other defenses amid slow developing pass plays and the ever loving 3rd and short runs up the middle, or we have a one-and-done QB who has already passed his freshness date and is circling the shitter a la RG 3 and out.
I happen to believe the former rather than the latter, but that’s just me. Everyone’s in a tizzy over Young Jed Tweetsalot and his antics, but he’s not coaching the team.
His part is over for now. Today we get to turn the page and start the new football year. The doors are open and the 70th season of this storied franchise has begun. The draft is getting closer, and things will start to get going in short order.
It’s as simple as being a Fan Chuck.
This game is all about 22 guys playing to win every Sunday.
Anything less is a waste of time.
Changes have been made.
We await the results.
Me? I’m in.
Win or Lose, I’m not going anywhere.
Chuck – I’m optimistic about the coming year also. Losing sucks but a lot of it is how you lose. I am putting my money on Kappy too, if he can’t work some magic then we probably are in for a long year. But I have a feeling he’s gonna shine.
NJ- i’m not going anywhere either.
49er Lifers Winder 😀
Sink or swim with Red and Gold my friend.
I’m in as well always!!
From the days of John Brodie to Gene Washington.To the best of all-times,Joe Montana to Jerry Rice.
Red&Gold runs deep in my veins,always has always will!!!!
Man I still marvel how great OlBDave Wilcox & CB Jimmy Johnson use to be as well. Played on a lot of crappy teams ,but they dominated plays on the left side of the field forcing teams to play half the field at times cause they couldn’t do squat against them..
Same for me.
Yeah, certainly a hell of a way to start the season!
I guess you guys don’t have the Skeebs ……yet.
Yet again, another local sports hero has passed. J.D. Smith was one of the toughest and best RB’s in the league. What a great player. RIP
I have read about Smith over the years but I never got to watch him. If you have some stories I’d love to read them!
Berger, no stories in particular but I just remember paying attention to him. I had most of the 49er football cards from about ’59’ on and he was one of them. Hugh McElhenny and Smith made a great backfield. And, when the Vikes came and swooped McElhenny away I believe Smith was the go to guy.
Don’t remember him Winder. Just a little before my time.
When those guys played I was playing with my toys in the backyard.
You were young once, Nip? I figured you to be some kind of ghost bot surfing the internet dropping little nuggets of wisdom around.
Like a benevolent virus.
I once had a crewcut. Man those days are gone forever!
But did you use butch wax?
Nice article about the 2010 draft. Baalke’s first one. I added the picks to the right side. He certain;y nailed the first 2 picks. Sings guy Taylor mays not so much. Bowman? Very good. KW?, errrrrr. Who knew?
Mays has been a backup and spot starter at both safeties with the Bungles for the last 4 years. He just got traded to the Vikes. The Bungles stole him from the Niners for a 7th for what they’ve gotten out of him.
I forgot, special teamer as well.
Second correction: he signed with the Vikes as a FA. Geez I’m rusty.
Will the Niners do better than Harbaughs last season 8-8 or worse, that is the burning question.
Skeebs says NO!
That’s a given, what does Nipper say?
I say yes.
I say yes too, no hedging about schedules for me.
I’ll reserve an opinion until I see the schedule posted.
Our opponents this year are pretty tough.
All depends on when and where we play them IMO.
Yeah NJ, we have a bruising schedule this year. That’s one reason I thought we should just draft linemen and pick up all the rest down the road.
Winder I see this Draft setting up for D-line/CB.
Both positions compliment and, rely on each other.
Given the holes left with the departures of Patrick and Borland, I’m curious to see how that impacts the strategy Baalke applies.
Still think it comes down to BPA at 15 or, slide back for an additional Pick if possible.
I’ll guess it’s nip&tuck with Nippers prediction..
I guess there would be no point in me telling you guys that i’m all in on our niners in 2015 and optimistic about our chances this year ! So i won’t bother, however i will say this.
This! There, I said it too!
I predict a 10-6 record this year. My biggest reservation is our coordinator position. In particular jeep chryst . Just how much he can do with our offense will determine how far we can go imho
According to his teammates kap is back and looks great.
In other good news kendal Hunter is good to go and bowman too !
Yeah, even with all the turmoil and retirements, I think the defense will be solid, if not spectacular. The team will go as far as the offense cam take it. My bigggest ??? has been the Geepster as well.
Will he break free of the shackles of Jim Harbaugh and his 1970s Fred Flintstone offfense? Or will he merely clusterfuck himself into the ground?
Good to hear about Hunter. If we are going to implement the WCO, as Logan is a huge proponenet of that, we need him to be swinging out of the backfield and into the flat.
We just need quicker routes, and a much more up-tempo offense and we should be fine.
You’re going to worry Skeebs with so much optimism.
You should post over there, Nip. Lighten that place up a bit. It sure could use it.
The good news about Geep is he isn’t RoBaugh. It is impossible to have an offense with worse rhythm than the RoBaugh offense. I don’t know what to expect from Geep but I do know the offensive rhythm can’t be worse than last year. Making the enemy watch a RoBaugh offense could be an effective torture method for the military!
Ahhh. This thing was set to close comments after 5 days. I changed the setting.
Time to put up a new thread i suppose.
New thread is up.