Cut Down Day

We’ve all seen who the Niners shit-canned. No one very well known, short of the undrafted trial run of yjr Olympic guy who never played the game in Lawrence Okoye.

Gazing at the cut line, there are a few names out there that might be worth a gander for O line help. Donald Thomas is a promising guard who just got off the PUP list and was solid before he got hurt.

Not much else out there at this point (Tyler Hoover from the Colts? Heard he sucks). But anyways . . .

The only good news about the Thrusday game is the amount of time before the Monday night game to opem the season. 11 days. Grab a guy or 2 off the cut-down list and we’ll have some time to integrate them.

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  1. unca_chuck says:

    Aaaand,the Niners named Jordan Devey the starting right guard. I guess he was the least terrible? Didn’t see too much of him.

    Guess they have to settle on someone. The problem I still see is Eric Pears at RT.

    • 12th Man says:

      Martin is a better C than RG IMO. Not great but can fill the void till Killgore makes it back and who knows, maybe Martin improves on the job.
      Don’t know anything about Devey but it is significant that he won the starting role after such a short time with the team.

      Pears has not looked good but part of that is who is next to him too. My preference is still to move Boone to RT but what do I know.

    • rob says:

      Yup CHUCK and not having Kilgore is a killer. IMHO he’s as good at his position as any lineman we have. Having him would allow Martin to slide over to RG leaving only pears as our one weakest link.

  2. 12th Man says:

    Following on from your last thread Chuck, a quote I lifted from Maiocco:

    –The 49ers have no update on the status of linebacker Ahmad Brooks, who was excused from team activities last week after the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s office filed a charge of misdemeanor sexual battery after an eight-month investigation. Tomsula said the 49ers will disclose any new developments as they occur. “We’re not going to live in secrecy,” Tomsula said.

    How anyone can make the case that Tomsula is more secretive on injuries than the legendary Harbaugh is a feat unto itself.

  3. unca_chuck says:

    From what I’ve gathered, 12th, the Niners can’t do anything even if they wanted to. The decision to suspend comes from the league at this point. At least that’s what the wonks at ESPN said the other day. I don;t fully get it, but you’d think the Niners would be within their right to cut the guy.

    Buwwit doesn’t get that these guys practice with the team as well. He thinks playing time in the regular season is determined strictly by playing time in preseason games. What a goob. Then again, he thinks Harbaugh was the most forthright coach in the league last year regarding injuries.

    • 12th Man says:

      The last line of the quote above says it all. Bullit is going to pop a blood vessel trying to make the opposite argument unconvincingly. The guys a twat.

  4. unca_chuck says:

    Pears has whiffed all by himself enough to think he’s not going to cut it. If they have to use a TE to help him chip, well then the RG better be up to the task of doing double duty.

  5. rob says:

    Watching the game again on NFLN nice 50 yd punt by pinion. Good choice imo and great way to save 2 mil in cap space.

  6. Nipper says:

    Prediction: Niners offensive line ……Ouch! Maybe 6-10 this season. I hope not but what’s a guy to think based on this sorry ass preseason. At least we’ll have plenty of music on this blog to ease the pain. Turn up the volume…….

  7. 12th Man says:

    WR’s Simpson, Smelter, and Anderson are all guys not playing for between 6 weeks and all year but what great depth of talent to have ready behind Boldin, Smith, Ellington and White and for when Boldin hangs em up and that’s without next years draft.

  8. rtfirefly says:

    It’s a sad state of the team when other teams’ scrubs instantly become our starters.

    • 12th Man says:

      Devney was a starter for the Pats last year but I get your point RT.

      • rtfirefly says:

        Four starts in seven game played, inactive for the postseason.

      • rtfirefly says:

        -19.2 rating for 2014 by PFF. But given the current state of the right side, he’s probably an improvement. Hopefully, it’s temporary and Thomas will be ready to take over soon. Hopefully. Plus, Devey is still young. Well at least he’s a warm body.

      • 12th Man says:

        Bear in mind he started 4 games for a team that won the SB RT. I doubt the guy is worse than rookie Silberman or Martin who has played poorly at RG.

        As I said I get your point but hardly a scrub.

  9. Berger says:

    Jake Long is still available. He must either still be hobbling or want too much money to still be available.

  10. rob says:

    I agree RT. Good thing that scrub comes from the pats 😉

    • rob says:

      In fact I’m liking what I’m seeing right now from our right side. Devey and Brown got some game !

      • 12th Man says:

        That’s some optimism you got there Rob. As hopeful as I am I can’t quite say I am liking what I’m seeing on the right side so far.

  11. Winder says:

    they are gonna have to address the need sooner or later.

  12. rob says:

    It’s pretty obvious to me that Ellington is our 3rd WR until Simpson gets back. Deandre White is #4 going forward imho.

  13. 12th Man says:

    No question Davis deciding to retire so late has been the most damaging loss to the O line. Hard to do much about it. Mathis was probably the best bet at the time.

  14. 12th Man says:

    Niners D looks like the backbone of the team again and to me, so far, it looks elite again. ST with Pinion, McCray, White, Ellington and almost certainly Hayne may well be better than last year. The run game also looks as good if not better so far. The big question mark is the passing O, can the line protect and can Kap deliver.

    They O line was shitty last year at pass pro. The scheme was not helpful to that situation and they tried to keep Kap in the pocket which is not his game. I just can’t see the passing game being less effective over the course of the season than last year.

    For all the crying and wailing and the player losses in the off season, this team still looks competitive to me.

    • Berger says:

      I know some won’t accept this but I do know for sure whatever record we have this year will be better than if Harbaugh was here. I have absolutely zero doubt about that.

      • 12th Man says:

        I don’t disagree Berger, too much drama and discord for it to succeed. No way of knowing how this year will pan out but they are definitely talented and capable of competing. If they get on a roll, who knows.

        I will be surprised to see less than 8 wins though.

  15. 12th Man says:

    From Maiocco:

    “Devey was considered on the bubble to make the Patriots’ 53-man roster at the time of the trade that sent him to the 49ers, who envisioned him as a player who could provide immediate assistance.”

    Just a reminder, Devey wasn’t cut from the Pats 90, he was traded for the Niner TE Cleveland.

  16. 12th Man says:

    I watched the Tomsula presser today about the O line. He said again that having Boone at LG means they created depth for LT. Is there something wrong with Staley?

    Boone played LT several times before for Staley and they didn’t miss a beat so its making me wonder why they feel the need to get ready.

    Tomsula was asked if he had considered moving Boone to RT and he said no.

  17. unca_chuck says:

    Yeah, I’ve heard that a few times as well and wondered wtf is the issue with Staley. Why are they projecting him getting hurt?

    Well, Bergs, if this team does end up cratering, the coaching staff has little to do with the problem.

    The big problem is was and will be the line. I just don’t understand why they didn’t go after Mathis.

  18. unca_chuck says:

    Boone at RT would solve a problem. Don’t understand why it isn’t even on the table.

  19. NJ49er says:

    IMO, Boone was the better replacement on the left side.
    Was reading that Brandon Thomas is also more comfortable on the left, which might explain why he wasn’t very productive on the right.
    Given the comparison, Boone wins that competition easily.
    Both Boone and Devey apparently trumped him.

    I think Trent Brown likely gets the RT gig once he’s ready.
    He simply swallows people and, I like his feet for a huge kid.

  20. NJ49er says:

    Interesting article from B/R on Harbaugh –

    • NJ49er says:

      While you’re at it –
      Read this one too –

    • Nipper says:

      Thanks…..nice article.

    • Nipper says:

      Good one on Harbaugh.

    • unca_chuck says:

      Figures its Killion with the hatchet job. Not that it isn’t true, but she’s a moron.

    • snarkk says:

      I figured it was stuff like that in the article, but from that I learned more about really what Harbs was about and why he drove the Niners crazy than I did in 4 years of local media. Our local sports media really is pathetic when it comes to investigative reporting…

      • unca_chuck says:

        Kawakami certainly had his differences with Harbs over the years. But it was more personal than anything else. Little came out about the front office difficulties until the trade to Cleveland rumor surfaced. And I wouldn’t put it past Harbugh to float that bitch out there.

        He’s a master manipulator, and he saw the writing on the wall with Brady Hoke at Michigan at the start of the season last year. His first salvo in his disentanglement from the 49ers.

  21. unca_chuck says:

    Well, they’d better settle on someone at RT. If it does happen to be Pears, I think we are in trouble.

    Shit. AZ just cut Rob Crisp, a fairly highly rated tackle out of NC State. We need bodies and we need them now.

    Meanwhile in revisionist bubble-land, the head whiner has commenced whining about preseason games. If you solely base anything strictly on preseason games, you are an idiot of the highest nature. Remember Detroit’s 4-0 record (or ours Under Singletary)? Of course not. Even NoFear gets that much.

    He also like the fact that Harbaugh runs on the field to see himself fawning over his injured players. Like the players he’s forcing out of Michigan to free up a couple of the 125 precious spots on the team. Class guy. Give him 3-4 years and see how many people want to run him out of town on a rail.

    Ignore everything at the cost of winning. I thought that was Al Davis’ mantra. Figures, since he cut his coaching under the tutelage of re-undead Al. Well, you can’t even say winning, because he DIDN’T win it all. Either here or Stanford. Close, but no cigar, eh Monica Buwwitski?

  22. unca_chuck says:

    Bubble-land BakkenSpitty is calling for Gabbert. You know, the guy that Harbaugh broke last year.

  23. unca_chuck says:

    The problem with the shitty right side of the line is it takes away the drag routes that have worked with Blabbert and the 2nd/3rd stringers.

    Have yet to see Kappy move right without a DE in his face due to Pears whiffing. And guys can be open all day, but if guys are coming in unblocked, there’s little to no chance of a completion. Just look at Manning vs us last week.

    I didn’t hear any comments about how shitty Manning looked against our defense. From bubble-land anyway. And Manning was under less pressure than Kaepernick by far.

  24. rob says:

    Hmmm niners are playing on Thursday. So is Michigan. Who’s watching which one I wonder

  25. unca_chuck says:

    Now that’s funny!

  26. unca_chuck says:

    NoFear is still under the delusion that this team as currently constituted is the same as the 2012 team. I mean really. How far-fetched is that?

    Put it this way, NoFear. Say all these changes that have gone on this season happened with Harbaugh and his coaching staff still here? Do you really think we’d be Super Bowl favorites?

    This is what I mean by delusional. Like all our problems would be majically fixed by St. Jim waving his magic wand. De. Looz. I. On. Al.

    Here’s my posit to you. If the line can’t block, we will suck. Lots of us here have been saying that for a long time. But spinmeister supreme-o fails to acknowledge these facts. He’d prefer to keep tiling at his straw men.

  27. unca_chuck says:

    In other words, last year’s excuses that Harbaugh used were legit. “oh the line was hurt! I can’t call plays to save my life”

    Lose half the starters to retirements and FA defections, and these excuses are now invalid?

    What a fucking loon. Keep peddling the bullshit NoFear. The bubble brigade is lapping it up.

    It is but to laugh. If he’s serious, he’s fucking dumber than a box of rocks. No one can be that idiotic (buwwit excepted).

    • rob says:

      What’s even funnier is that Nolan’s once and future lap dog just called me out for “agenda based blogging”

  28. unca_chuck says:

    Interesting theory (right) posted by NoFear. AD is the same as Eric Pears!!! No difference! Why? Because AD was hurt and missed time!

    Stunning in it’s stupidity. Epic even. And I thought Spitsalot was the village idiot.

    Gee, think the blocking is important NoFear? Oh, I get it. Blocking was important last year. This year it isn’t because Harbaugh was replaced. Funny how agenda work (insert major eye-roll here). Some of here have been noting/complaining that enough isn’t being done about the line. The one that had problems LAST year.

    Fucking high comedy over there. This is the 2012 team minus the HC. Riiiiiiight.

  29. unca_chuck says:

    Yes, the owner and GM are working against success. THE KILLER TWEET!!!!!

    But they can’t see Harbaugh salivating for his dream job at Michigan.

    Speaking of gunny sergeants, try calling your gunny sgt a pussy, NoFear.

  30. Berger says:

    I saw on Twitter that Eddie D said Harbaugh was his kind of guy. Eddie saying this probably caused orgasms over at the cancer blog. I love Eddie but he jettisoned Bill Walsh after WINNING 3 Super Bowls. So for me it was just a typical classy thing for Eddie to say, as usual.

    BTW, the reason Eddie was in the news is it looks like he is going into the Hall of Fame this coming year. He’s the only one being voted for and he needs 80% of the vote. Should just be a formality.

  31. unca_chuck says:

    He didn’t get voted in last year.

    • Berger says:

      I heard he is running alone. If that is true he gets in. Especially with what Haley said at his induction speech, basically inferring the voters aren’t too bright if Eddie isn’t in.

      • Winder says:

        i think i read something about 18 possible candidates.

      • Berger says:

        Eddie is in the “Contributor” category. They named their finalist yesterday. The other categories have not named finalists yet. If you add up all the categories their are probably about 18. I think I read that Eddie is running alone in his category.

  32. NJ49er says:

    The link I posted to B/R last night mostly confirmed the notion, for me, that Harbaugh is a VERY tough guy to work with/for.

    A ‘take it or leave it’ approach takes it’s toll eventually.
    I simply held out hope that they’d all find common ground to continue the successful ways.
    Unfortunately, it got too unbearable to manage apparently.

    No surprise to me that Eddie would appreciate/admire Jim.
    Difference in that scenario is, Eddie was the Owner, Jim wasn’t.
    Highly doubt Eddie would have yielded an ounce of authority, if he were sitting in Jed’s office the past several years however.

    Funnier yet was, the quote in the article indicating that Baalke was waving the white flag too.
    Especially since it was Trent that recruited him.

    Two ‘Type A’ personalities that couldn’t see the forest for the trees.
    Sad reality, the chain of command works best when everyone pulls in the same direction.

  33. NJ49er says:

    How about the nice ‘BJ’ Tweet from McCloughans’ wife to stir things up in DC?

    Holy Mother of Social Media Faux Pas –

  34. unca_chuck says:

    Eddie d didn’t work with Harbaugh did he? Figures the twittering idiots would blow their wads on that. Walsh was a lot less abrasive and corrosive than St Jim is, and Eddie ran him off.

    Delusional little children. What’s funny is NoFear knows better but he likes playing hero to the brainless crowd. Well played sir.

  35. unca_chuck says:

    And poor Phil has completely lost his mind. He just mimics buwwit and Nofear at this point. Snide little pussy digs and regurgitation.

    Sad, really. Always looking for validation from anonymous bloggers is a loser’s game.

  36. unca_chuck says:

    Buwwit a 2nd guessing things that won’t happen. Good for him.

    Keep smoking St Jim’s pole little fellows.

  37. unca_chuck says:

    New thread is up . . .. . . . . .. . . .. . . .. . …. . .. . . .

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