Injury Bug Bites Early

We all know that Ian Williams, whose contract was demoted from a 5 year deal to a 1 year deal due to ankle problems stemming from his broken ankle and subsequent numerous surgeries on that ankle, was placed on the non-football injury list and is thus out for the season. However, CFL phenom WR Eric Rogers was lost to an ACL tear yesterday in practice.  This sucks as he is a big target, and has the size to be an end zone threat at 6’4″, 215 lb.

A wide receiver corps that is woefully thin in experience just lost a guy with pro snaps and a solid work ethic. We are apparently looking to fill his spot in the lineup with another WR. Shit, I always liked Rhamses Barden from San Luis Obispo. He’s 6’6 for God’s sake.

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43 Responses to Injury Bug Bites Early

  1. Nipper says:


  2. unca_chuck says:

    Woof! Good boy!

    The playpen is rolling in full glory these days. Nary an encouraging word. Crackertom is in his splendor touting the improvement of all the teams but ours. Like AZ isn’t going to crash and burn. Or Chicago is any good. Like cutler isn’t going to be what he always is. Chi-town and their 1 playoff appearance in 10 years, and those Lambs who have not seen the playoffs for 11 years. They’ve rebuilt themselves 3 times without actually having done anything.

  3. unca_chuck says:

    Added the 2016 schedule to the right side.

    • rob says:

      Rogers loss sucks. Hope he comes back next year for another go. He was behind Smith,White and Ellington at WR.
      Maybe Jerome Simpson will step in ?

  4. unca_chuck says:

    We need some stability at WR. Simpson has talent. Chip and Kappy need to get all these guys involved.

    I’ve hated Cutler forever. Mainly because he was a Bronco and a whiner.

  5. Nipper says:


  6. Berger says:

    Dial was forced to play NT a couple of years ago out of necessity. He did a credible job. My guess is with two years of strength and technique he will do a good job now.

  7. Nipper says:

    Oh BLEEP IT! ……Another Giants loss in Washington! Damn this is pathetic 1-0.

  8. rob says:

    My hope is we land a big NT when teams make their final cuts to 53

  9. rtfirefly says:

    Well, that’s an auspicious start to the NFL season. The Niners’ groundskeeper is moonlighting now?

  10. Berger says:

    Game was cancelled because they used the wrong paint and it made the field sticky.

    • Berger says:

      12th- I am a fan who likes the running game a lot. I like to see it out of spread formations so that the O-linemen aren’t outnumbered in the box and reads by the RB and QB are easier to see. Plus, with an extra WR or two the pass option has more reads to get the ball out quick.

  11. NJ49er says:

    Berger the Field issues pretty much sums up my trip there this weekend.
    Total disappointment.
    They managed to remove the Fan Experience from those that didn’t pony up for the big ticket packages.
    Herded us through the Bust Gallery like cattle.
    Snipers on the roof as well.
    Removed street parking which resulted in the local residents making some coin by allowing those of us in vehicles to park on their lawns for a fee.
    The HOF succeeded in taking their yearly venue from Fan Friendly to a Police State.
    What a joke.
    At least we got to see Eddie emerge from his limo from 150′ away.
    No players to be seen, unless you bought into the ‘autograph tent’ where guys like Jerry were Contracted by Panini at prices starting at $200/Flat.
    One 9er Fan I met told me she signed up for Jerry and saw that Joe was willing to sign a Candlestick Stadium seat for $400.
    Needless to say, I didn’t notice any 9er Fans carrying one, or whether he was willing to sign anything other than a seat.
    Total ripoff.

    • NJ49er says:

      Nothing but eff’n Cheese Heads in Favre jersey’s everywhere you turned too.
      He stole the show for sure.
      I was lucky to see a dozen 9er Fans during the 12hrs we spent there on Saturday.

  12. NJ49er says:

    Buzz around the neighborhood is that the HOF is attempting to buyout the residents immediately behind their complex to expand their venue.
    Most of the people we encountered were simply making as much as they could by turning their lawns into parking lots.
    All you could see on the streets were Sheriff’s and/or State Police personnel.
    No longer able to watch/listen from a distance to the ceremony event either.
    Covered all the fencing with tarps and barricades to prevent outside onlookers.
    They spared no expense on the Security Detail.
    Typical NFL. Pay a premium or don’t come.

  13. unca_chuck says:

    Wow. that’s too bad. Leave it to Goodie Goodell to suck the life out of what should be an enjoyable experience. The Super Bowl City Experience in SF was much the same. Overpriced junk, Every cool thing to see came with an admission price, and lots of people were just walking in circles amid the heavy police presence. Yeah, that’s getting to be a necessity, but they could do more to lighten up on the guys covered in body armor with their machine guns at the ready.

    • 12th man says:

      Levi is the same shit, overpriced everything ($10 12oz domestic beer), huge ticket increase and paid admission to the museum. Their in stadium apps only work half the time if that, so much for the high tech. NFL is squeezing the life out of the average Joe fan, none moreso than the Niners.

      • Nipper says:

        I guess I’ll stick with Smart & Final for my beer sales.

      • 12th man says:

        My last trip to Levi was over $140 in food, beer and snacks for me and my kid. Tix were $225 a piece, the bus from SF to the stadium was $25 a piece.

        All in all it’s about double what it used to cost at the Stick, one way or another.

    • Winder says:

      I can’t remember what my last season tickets cost, that was in ’84’ But I can sure remember going to any game I wanted for $5. They were endzone seats but you could move around if you wanted.

  14. NJ49er says:

    Sooner than later, the NFL will mange to abolish tailgating by simply pricing the ‘Common Fan’ out of the picture.
    PSLs are just the beginning of the ‘Corporate Sponsorship Plan’.

    • Winder says:

      Yeah NJ- It’s hard to overlook the way the league and management have been operating the last handful of years(especially the Niners). I believe it’s the same for most teams in the league not just the Niners. The average fan is already priced out of the game.

  15. unca_chuck says:

    Having Kilgore healthy is a must. Fricking AD looks like he’s in shape as well.

    It all starts up front. The hope is this line stays relatively healthy. All things happen from there.

    • Winder says:

      Yeah, If we can get some cohesive OL play and hopefully keep the injuries to a minimum we might just win some games. That would be the spark this team needs, I know the fans would jump right in and make some noise. I still remember Fred Dean’s first game for the Niners. We were playing Dallas and just kicking their asses. Most of the 49er players on the sideline were not even looking at the field they were looking in the stands because the place was louder than I had ever heard it before. The players just ate it up. It has to start somewhere.

      • Winder says:

        Please forgive me if I told that story already time has made my brain a little forgetful.

      • unca_chuck says:

        No that’s totally cool. I didn’t go to that game but I remember it well. We won 45-14 and I remember thinking if we lost every other game that year I would still be happy.

        We didn’t of course. Saw the Rams game and the NO game that year. You could still buy a cheap seat and migrate to the good ones.

      • Winder says:

        I went to both of those too. We were actually lucky to win the Ram game. The rams kicker frank corral missed 4 field goals that day if I remember correctly

  16. unca_chuck says:

    Yeah, I vaguely remember something like that. We won a lot of close games that year.

    The next season it was impossible to move to better seats. Saw Montana battle Fouts in an epic offensive battle that the Niners eventually lost 41-37. They combined for over 800 yards in the air iirc.

  17. unca_chuck says:

    New thread is up . . .

  18. rob says:

    Hey guys what time IS the game ?

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