Well, since this dude agrees with me, I might as well cite him. Bemjamin Allbright, a Denver-based writer, says that the Kaepernick-to-Denver deal will happen “given time.” Since I said this two days ago, this dude be a genius. Mainly because the second Kappy hit the bench, flags popped up in Denver that Kaepernick and Kubiak would be a great fit for each other. Here’s the article.
Truth be told, the Broncos are the ones who are likely to blink in this impasse. They do not want to hit the season with Mark Sanchez as their starter and Trevor Siemian (splat) as their backup. Sources say, Kappy won’t push for a trade should a deal not be reached, and Kappy and Chip have talked to each other about the weather. So, believe it or not, the Niners have a bit of a leg up on Denver. I guess the questions we should ask ourselves is, do we want Gabbert or Sanchez as our backup? Since Chipster did OK with him in Philly, he could figure into a trade scenario. Or shit, maybe we go wioth Butt Fumble as our starter while we develop Jared Goff.
Other than that? We picked up a fair-to-middling guard Zane Beadles. He’s a zone blocking guy so you’d think that is the direction Chip is heading. But this is our big free agent splash? Sure, it’s a position of desperate need, especially with the departure of Alex Boone to Minnesota, but I’d like to see a few more linemen come in and push Pears out of the lineup. Anyhow, Happy St. Patty’s hangovers.
Lets hear it for Zane!…………………..zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
I’d much rather have Sanchez as my backup than Gabbert. As much as I’ve laughed at the guy over the years, he did lead the Jets to the AFCCG his first two years in the league. He has talent. He just has this penchant for making the worst mistake possible at the worst possible time. Gabbert, OTOH, is what now? Oh yeah, a career loser…
The Pac-12 will be lucky if it ever gets invited to The Dance again. 1-5????? Way to go, my Golden Bears – getting knocked out in the first round by the Rainbow Warriors, and that after completely choking at the end in the conference semi-finals when they had Utah beaten.
I’m sold on Goff as our 1st. Steve Bartkowski, Joe Roth, Aaron Rodgers… Don’t remember Roth? He was there the same time I was – died of brain cancer shortly after graduating. He was supposed to be the best Cal QB ever, even better than Bartkowski.
Oh well – supposed to snow tomorrow maybe. Funny since winter passed us by this year and we’ve had two drops of moisture since Christmas. I might have to unpack my snow gear – nah, this storm will just barely miss us the way every other storm this year has.
(I’m actually writing this random junk since I’m trying to come up with anything remotely interesting about the Niners, but as I write my mind just goes blank. I think it’s a Jedi mind trick.)
My mind is blank too. Damn it’s empty and a lot of cobwebs too!
Yeah Roth came in after Steve Bartkowski. My brother in law was there around that time. Wiuldaveenwould another great pro.
Looks like the ‘Small Hands’ bug is being tested with Goff –
Goff passes pro day test … California junior QB Jared Goff had a very good good pro day outing earlier today, but a few too many balls hit the ground for it to be described as really special or elite. Goff, a potential top 5 prospect for the upcoming draft, went through a brisk 69-pass scripted workout that certainly should not do anything to hurt his draft status. Goff showed nice light feet moving around in the pocket as well as nice touch throwing on the move. Goff also a has quick, smooth compact delivery and throws with almost exquisite touch and accuracy on underneath routes. He also throws a very catchable ball and was especially comfortable on slant routes.
At the same time, though, Goff clearly lacks the arm strength of some of the recent elite QB prospects and needed a little extra mustard on the longer throws resulting in a number of incompletions against air.
Interestingly, an assistant coach from Cleveland, which has the 2nd pick overall in this year’s draft, had Goff throw another half dozen or so passes after he completed his scripted program, but with a wet ball as the Browns play in a lot of poor weather conditions.
If nothing else is tends to indicate that there is in fact at least some concern in Cleveland about Goff’s relatively small hands which were measured at 9″ at the combine and 9 1/8″ at his pro day. go figure.
It also should be noted that Goff’s accuracy did drop off noticeably throwing those wet balls.
No doubt Cleveland will also be front and center next Thursday when Carson Wentz, the other top-rated QB in this year’s draft class, goes through his pro at North Dakota State.
Baalke will avoid drafting a QB small hands or not. He’s got to get someone to produce NOW!
I saw Goff play live at Memorial Stadium a half dozen times or so. Arm strength questioning is total BS. The guy can throw a 20 yard out route seed to either direction. Arm strength is no issue whatever. Kap can throw it thru a brick wall, trouble is, he throws it over the wall half the time. Goff won’t…
This is the game they play Snarkk.
Small hands is just one of those things that influence the QBs value.
Bridgewater got labeled the same way.
For me, it’s as much about measurables as it is with football IQ.
We need a guy that fits what Chip is trying to do in this Offense.
Quick decisions and accuracy are at the top of the list.
Hue Jackson suggests it’s a legit concern too…..
I had Wentz as a possible 2nd round choice for us in January. Now’s he’s #1?
And if Goff is there we have to take him.
I was on Wentz as somewhat of a sleeper pick as well Chuck.
Obviously he isn’t going to fly under the radar now.
Just had a thought regarding the recent move between Miami and Philly too.
Now that Philly has positioned themselves in front of the NYG, it looks real tempting to me to.
If Baalke and Chip wanted to screw Philly, and steal another Pick, they could potentially slide back to 10.
Neither Philly or TB is likely to seek a QB.
If Goff is the target and still available at 7, he’s likely to be there at 10.
Just a ‘Screw Philly’ move on my part, that could produce an extra Pick.
Falls right in line with the NYG Pick (74) in RD3 too, from a value standpoint.
A thought to pass the time…..
Maybe shake up the Kaep dealings as an alternate plan?
I’d still shop for Wentz’s LT Joe Haeg in this Draft too.
Scratch that, NYG hold Pick (71) in RD3.
The pundits seem to think Philly is positioning for EZ E from Ohio St.
If the NYG want him as well, you have some basis to talk it up, if they’re willing to wait beyond Pick 7 of course.
Just a thought…..
Yeah, that doesn’t change my feeling that Goof should be taken if there. I think Dallas may take him though. With Wentz going to Cleveland.
Leave it to Jerruh to eff it up somehow.
Should be an interesting top 5 soon.
Autocorrect be damned . . .
A huge BLEEEP emanates from the Chuck abode!
I’m not even excited about this draft anymore. I just wonder how many more ways are we gonna have to take it up the shorts. I can’t figure out what the fucking company line is any longer. I will still bleed red&gold but it will be from a distance.
Of course I can be wrong. I’ve been wrong many times. Still I would be very surprised if Baalke drafts a QB in this draft. He knows he has to get someone to produce immediately in order to be called a success and stay in his position. Same with the HC he has to produce immediately. Waiting 3 to 5 years for a QB to develop in the pros is a luxury few can afford.
He can’t wimp out this time around. It is make or break for him. He had the luxury of drafting for a strong team 4 years ago. Every year that goes by, the roster gets weaker and weaker.
Nut up or shut up.
Cap’t Obvious strikes again. The inanity out there in blogoland is hysterical.
Not thrilled with the prospect of adding a young QB to groom, especially with our #1. Not thrilled with Goff either. I still like Kap. Gabbert is a marginal starter/excellent backup imo.
Even if we keep Kappy (or Kap keepie) we need to develop the next QB. If Goff is there they damn well should take him. I think Dallas will take him tho.
So many things have been mishandled that it’s pretty CRAZY to see business as usual still in play. I don’t expect anything good to come out of this draft. We shall see how long Jed(the owner of his own Coliseum) can watch his own team disintegrate.
Hey even a blind squirrel finds a nut once in a while.
That being said I hold little to no expectations on this draft.
Last year’s was horrible in addressing glaring needs.
I’m hoping for 2011 revisited
Thanks rob, I needed a smile.
I’m praying for a Mercedes Benz and good health.
And the Niners draft someone who can play now!
you’ll have better luck with the Benz
new thread is upp upp and away . . .