When the Going Gets Weird, the Weird Turn Pro (or how I Learned to Stop Worrying and Pray We Trade UP to Get Goff)

Never miss an opportunity to go Gonzo. . .

Well, the Newly Minted Los Angeles Rams made a big splash in this newly minted football season by trading two first-round picks (15th overall this year and the one in 2017), two seconds (the 43rd and 45th overall this year) and two thirds (76th overall this year, and one in 2017) to Tennessee for their golden ticket of the overall 1st pick in the 2016 draft. I guess the thinking is, we traded our out of the 1st round pick (2nd overall) with Washington a few years ago, got a ton of picks, and basically shit them down the toilet, so, we might as well see how trading a shit-load of picks for a QB works out.

I mean, Washington is the perfect example. See how well RG III worked out? Oh, yeah.

Word is that the Rams are very high on Carson Wentz. The guy from a D-II school (ndakst) who oversaw a run-heavy offense. What could go wrong? As Washington proved, a lot. Tennessee looks to be an up-and-comer, but how does this trade affect the 49ers? Well, you can say goodbye to Jared Goff. Whoever the Rams don’t pick (Goff) will go to Cleveland. Unless they monumentally break down and pass on him. Yeah, I know they just got RG III (hey?), but that don’t mean shit.  He’s getting backup money, and they can stash Goff behind RG until his wheels fall off, and Bryan Hoyer no longer can lace ’em up. Not sure how long that will be, but it very well could be sooner rather than later.

I guess there’s the tiny hope that Cleveland doesn’t think Goff is the guy and they wait until next year’s crop of uninteresting QBs are ready to be taken at #1. Hey, I got through a thread without mentioning Colin Kaepernick. Oh, wait. Ahhh, fuck.



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45 Responses to When the Going Gets Weird, the Weird Turn Pro (or how I Learned to Stop Worrying and Pray We Trade UP to Get Goff)

  1. Winder says:

    I think the Wentz interest is just smoke, i think it’s gonna be Goff. But hey wtf do i know. I do know the Rams are playing craps with giving away all those picks but then again sometimes you just gotta roll the dice. I think drafting Wentz is just like drafting most good QB’s that come from a mostly run game. It usually doesn’t mean they can excel at the passing game at pro level. Don’t get me wrong he’s a good QB but I think that Goff has a higher ceiling and could turn out to be something very special, or not. All i know is that our FO has done nothing, my guess is we draft some big fat D player who realizes the pro game is just a little too intense for his pleasure. However, he won’t have to worry he will still get paid because Baalky keeps his mistakes for years.

  2. unca_chuck says:

    That’s exactly what I think. Goff is the better guy in the long run.

  3. unca_chuck says:

    A lot is going to have to go right for him to be there at 7. WInning that last game was costly.

  4. Winder says:

    Fucking Rams

  5. Winder says:

    Just had to do one more

  6. Winder says:

    this just makes me feel better hope it does that for everyone too.

  7. snarkk says:

    If Goff goes to the Rams, I will be mightily PO’d. And, again and again the next decade when he and the Rams kick ass on the Niners. This whole QB deal with the Niners is such a downer, I’ve stopped paying attention to it. Baalke better not select some lineman project coming off a torn MCL or something…

    • Nipper says:

      Snarkk is pissed! At least Snarkk dog is happy. I never believed Baalke would draft a college QB anyway. So the Lambs are welcome to do what they’re going to do. I hope they go back to the old yellow and blue unis. That St. Louis uni is boring.

  8. unca_chuck says:

    Until the Rams actually improve, given all the draft picks they’ve wasted, and their general shittiness for quite a while, I’ll believe it when I see it. The Rams are a shit show.

    They’ll take Wentz. They are in love with his size. Goff doesn’t fit the mold of what a QB is supposed to be. Which is 6’4, 230. Which is why he will not be the first pick. If anything, Goff goes to the Browns. We should trade up for their pick.

  9. Winder says:

    I believe the Rams are rebuilding also, they dumped and let go some pretty good players. ThQB’sy might not be very good this year but they probably will be soon. I still think it’s goff. Dallas will take a QB anyway if the Browns don’t. There is no way we even get a shot at either of the two QB’s.

  10. unca_chuck says:

    They’ve been in rebuild mode for 8 years now.

    • Winder says:

      Yeah, but the odds are they will hit sometime. It really doesn’t matter whoever they get still has some big shoes to fit. I would like to see us trade with the Browns but I would like to see who they pick first. I don’t think baalky would do that anyway.

  11. unca_chuck says:

    That’s why I’m saying we should trade up with the Browns.

  12. unca_chuck says:

    If not, we just may end up with Cook in the 2nd. Not terrible, but I don’t think he’ll be as good as Goff, but he also played in a pro-style offense and is someone who could conceivably step in and play without too much ramp-up time.

    Unfortunately, this may be the way that Denver looks should they still be on the hunt for a QB, so Cook may even be gone by our 2nd round pick.

  13. unca_chuck says:

    The rest I aint thrilled about.

  14. rob says:

    We’re after pro bowl RB Ryan Mathews

    • Winder says:

      Is he still playing? I know he misses a lot of games.

      • rtfirefly says:

        106/539 5.1 avg. with 20 catches for 146 yds. in 13 games last year. What’s remarkable is that with 126 touches he had 7 TDs and 3 fumbles lost. I only saw the Eagles in preseason, but he was much better at running/catching laterally in Chipster’s offense than was Demarco Murray.

  15. NJ49er says:

    The Rams are playing to the new LA Mkt with this move
    I’m guessing Goff
    I’ll be very happy with Jalen Ramsey if SD passes in favor of Tunsil

    • Winder says:

      yeah nj, they need a winner down there, otherwise people will just get bored. Glad they are back in LA though it will lots more fun down the road.

  16. snarkk says:

    I said at the time that the Niners were morons to win that last game. Thanks to the idiot that blocked the FG that would have won the game for the Rams, and special teams coach that didn’t tell everybody to relax. Instead of picking #4, they get #7. That drop in the draft was sure worth that last win for Tommisoula…

  17. rtfirefly says:

    One down, fifteen to go… The Rockettes just aren’t the same since the idjuts fired Kevin McHale.
    Warriors 104 Rockets 78
    Steph turned his ankle again (minor), otherwise barely a speed bump…

  18. Nipper says:

    Niners apparently are going to draft defense…….surprise! So all this wishful thinking about drafting a college QB is wishful thinking at best. Of course you guys can dream on …….and on…… it doesn’t cost anything.

  19. NJ49er says:

    This Draft is stacked with Defensive talent anyway.
    No harm going for the needs on D IMO.
    Anxious to see how the Top 5 plays out now, with the Rams shaking things up.
    Will Cleveland settle for the leftover QB?
    Will Dallas be tempted to go QB if they do?
    Will SD opt for Tunsil over Ramsey?
    Nice intrigue involved now if nothing else.

  20. unca_chuck says:

    Then weare going to be a dogshit offense. The only hope to improve is to get better offensively.

    • NJ49er says:

      Not expecting much with a 1st year Offense under Chip Chuck.
      I’ll be amazed if we win 5 games this year by the looks of the schedule.
      Defense and running game could help some.

  21. rob says:

    Lambs and browns will go QB for sure. We’ll probly get a stud on defense. I hope so !

  22. unca_chuck says:

    Whatever Chips’s misgivings may be, Philly was 4-12 before he got there, and 10-6 after. They went from 29th to 4th in points, and 15th to 2nd in yards.

    He can make an offense go. He make fucking Sanchez look serviceable. The defense is OK. We NEED playmakers on offense.

  23. unca_chuck says:

    I seriously don’t know if I posted that before. But it calls into question something curious. Something I hadn’t thought of before. When the team had a lot more talent (2011-2012), what was the reason for hoarding picks? The smarter way would be to bundle picks to trade up and get guys you want. When roster spots are at a premium, there’s no reason to try and gather picks.

    Now, of course, when we need picks, the strategy is better. Course, we still have to hit on them.


  24. rtfirefly says:

    Steph in street clothes – MUCH closer, even scary at times until the 4th.

    Two down, fourteen to go…

  25. unca_chuck says:

    Nice job by the Warriors. Bogut, Speights, and Ezili all did very well. Harden was his usual ghost-foul self. 13 free throws in the 1st and only 2 in the 2nd. Fucking Howard is terrible.

  26. unca_chuck says:

    New thread is up . .. .. .

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