Roster? We Don’t Need No Steekin’ Roster! Well, Here it is …


Anyhow, here’s the unofficial roster of your San Francisclara 49ers.

11 WRs? 6 TEs? Yeah, there will be some paring soon.

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175 Responses to Roster? We Don’t Need No Steekin’ Roster! Well, Here it is …

  1. unca_chuck says:

    First week of camp is done. Getting close to some football!!

  2. unca_chuck says:

    Word is, Tim Tebow wants to pursue a baseball career now. Be still my heart.

    And John Saunders, long-time ESPN announcer, died yesterday. he was one of the only non-smarmy weenies on that network.

  3. Winder says:

    Lots of names on that roster, hopefully we can mine a few diamonds from it. Most of the players who have a shot are Baalky’s picks. That in itself is not to encouraging but maybe we will get lucky.

  4. Nipper says:

    Hark! The Giants finally won a series on the road.

  5. 12th man says:

    Kap and Gabelt will split equal time with the ones against Houston on Sunday too. Since practice has been pretty even so far lets hope games, even faux games, can show who the starter should be.

    One things for sure, Gabbert isn’t giving up easily.

  6. 12th man says:

    Keeping the theme of both QB’s being equal, they both sucked today at Kezar:

  7. 12th man says:

    Read a few good reports about the rookie QB Driskel, LoCo Jr in particular talks well of him.

  8. Berger says:

    From the moment we drafted Tank I figured he was an Elephant. I don’t think he played the first year because of a college injury. The 2nd year he didn’t play much either, they said he was learning the 5 technique. I was perplexed the whole time while and commenting often that he needs to be moved to OLB.

    If you watch his college film he was a good 2 gapper but he excelled as a pass rusher. when I heard they were switching him to OLB last year I was happy. I guess better late than never.

  9. rtfirefly says:

    Did you guys see this? I saw this last night on ESPN. Though I have some definite disagreements, on the whole it’s an excellent starting QB ranking list.


    The projected starter from each team, with both Niner QBs included, ranked 1-33 in 4 tiers.

    Guess which team had not 1 but 2 QBs ranked in the bottom tier, keeping company with only Mark Sanchez and Brock Osweiler? LOLOL

    Oh crud. I just saw that it’s a subscriber only link. BS. Hint to my question: the Niners are the only team with 2 QBs on the list. I’ll try to post my criticism tomorrow.

  10. NJ49er says:

    Winder one of the best quotes from Eddie at his Induction –
    “If there’s one secret to the success of the 49ers, it is this: We did not see players as simply players — we saw them as men,” DeBartolo said. “We saw them as sons, husbands, fathers, brothers, with families and responsibilities. We knew if we made it possible for them to bring their whole selves to work, they would give us their all. That’s why we welcomed mothers, wives, girlfriends, and children to the team. … We weren’t just a family on Sundays. We were a family every single day.”

  11. NJ49er says:

    Now we have his Sister, Bro-in-Law and Nephew at the helm.
    Going Down….

    • rob says:

      Eddie was the best. He loved his team and players .

      Our group of QB’s ,Kap in top form , Gabbert as a backup and Driskel 3rd string , is much better than anyone is giving them credit for.

    • rob says:

      Sister and brother in law only care about the bottom line. IMO they’re the cause of our recent train wrecks.
      From firing Mooch to Erickson/Nolan to not paying Harbaugh. Their penny pinching ways have brought us down and kept us down.
      I believe Jed really cares and wants to win .

      • NJ49er says:

        He should take a LONG lesson from Uncle Eddie Rob.
        The 9ers we know wouldn’t be around if not for Eddie.
        His guys loved him and would do anything for him.
        Until Jed starts practicing the same principles this isn’t likely to come close to what Eddie accomplished.

      • NJ49er says:

        To an extent I agree with you, Jed wants to win but, until his Cheapo parents get the eff out from behind the curtain or, he grows a pair, this isn’t likely to change anytime soon.

      • NJ49er says:

        I don’t ever recall Eddie getting interfered with from his Dad when he took Ownership.
        But, then again, I didn’t have media access as I do today.

      • rob says:

        We have a good combo in Kelley and Baalke IMO.
        Kelley has an innovative and high powered offense. He also knows O-line . He built one of the best in football back in Philly.
        Baalke’s strength is defense. Getting players like Buckner and Aldon Smith with our top picks.
        Tartt and Hyde in two and adding late/udfa like Dial and Acker etc.

  12. rob says:

    Let’s hope ponying up to hire Kelley and the Bowman deal are a sign we’re turning the corner.

    No doubt the team jumping like 60% in value into one of the richest in all of sports recently ,made this possible.

  13. NJ49er says:

    Comes back to my basic defense of Baalke Rob,
    Either you let the football guys do their thing or, you get what we’ve gotten in recent years.
    Meddling, micro-managing and, Moneyball tactics that interfere/jeopardize the process.
    Unless their going to write the checks to the football guys, and stay out of the process, this won’t improve anytime soon.
    Good Coaches can teach.
    It starts with willing players.
    As Eddie expressed, when you treat people properly and, make them comfortable within the Organization, everyone benefits.

    • NJ49er says:

      Dr Daddy did his dirty work through Paraag apparently.
      Let’s hope that chapter is closed and, Jed surrounds himself with football people that can work without his interference.

      • NJ49er says:

        Eddie handed out towels, slapped A$$ in the locker room, and wrote the checks during his watch.
        He genuinely appreciated what his guys were doing for him.
        Jed should take a lesson on how to be involved in that manner.

  14. NJ49er says:

    Here you go Jed –

  15. Nipper says:

    It all started at Kezar in 1946. They were up and running way before the Giants arrived.

  16. unca_chuck says:

    NJ, the leaks are still springing out of the front office, so there isn’t much of a change in that.

    For all the guarded optimism on the field, the front office still seems to be sabotaging itself with leaks, meddling, and the usual bullshit.

  17. unca_chuck says:

    IOW, you are right, NJ. Jed needs to put a stop to the whisper campaigns and the veil of secrecy around what is going on in the building. Let the coaches coach and stop fucking around behind the scenes.

  18. unca_chuck says:

    Figures. Fucking Buwwitt is a Cherry! S I must die! And CrackerTom is always there for the reach-around.

  19. unca_chuck says:

    Meanwhile, the opening night of FOOTBALL begins tonight!!! Huzzah!

    6 games on the docket:

    SAINTS AT PATRIOTS (Tevelised)

    There might be regional scheduling involved with this, but I don’t really know.

  20. 12th man says:

    Thought this was good news, Staley says Armstead is the best defender at camp so far.

    • Berger says:

      Last year I read some blog experts railing on Armstead because he lacked some stats. When I watched him he was blowing shit up all over the place. It got to the point where he was the being double teamed. But dumb asses were railing on stats. Sometimes I just hate the fucking blog.

  21. 12th man says:

    Bethea says D scheme is similar to Fangio era, expects them to do well and surprise teams:

    • rob says:


    • Berger says:

      Fangio’s last year here was not so good for his D. Some will point out some stats, stats were good but could not get off the field on third down. The pass rush was not good. His D was better before that year. Maybe that year was just a presage of what was to come. Point is I would like to see a D similar to Fangio’s, which means simple, but more aggressive going after the QB. We have to get off the field on third down.

      • 12th man says:

        Agree. Pass rush was the difference maker. No Aldon Smith and a less effective and injured Justin Smith.

        Too early to tell but Armstead, Buckner, Tank, Lynch when he returns and Dial too all appear to have some solid pass rush skills at least in camp. High hopes that Armstead and Buckner form a partnership like the Smiths did.

      • Berger says:

        Ronald Blair, who we drafted in the 5th round, is a one gapping pass rusher. He will probably get some playing time on obvious passing downs. At about 275 lbs I would think he will be moved inside and outside. His coach is already talking about it.

      • 12th man says:

        I just saw that interview. Interesting insights O’Neil gives. Freeney plays right around that weight.

  22. 12th man says:

    One worry I have is that the DC, O’Neal likes to use his LB in coverage matches, sometimes on WR. I would rather see Tart in the twiner role.

  23. Berger says:

    Some things I would like to see on Sunday: Can the offense get into a rhythm, can we run the ball, how does the D-line look, how does Tank look at OLB, can Lemonier stop a running play for once in his career, will Eli Harold play with more leverage and stop getting juked so often, who is playing NT, can we get off the field on defense. A few big plays against us will not make me worry at this point in the season but a combo of that and not stopping 3rd downs will be difficult to watch.

    We had a guy in camp last year named Marcus Rush at OLB. He looked much better than Harold or Lemoneir but got sent to the practice squad. He was far more physical than both last year. I wonder how he will do this year?

    I’m not paying much attention to the QB position as I will next week or maybe when we name a starter. Right now I think it is Gabbert’s to lose which means Kap is going to really need to shine. I’ll be rooting for both QBs to look good. I really want to see this Driscoll kid. I’ve read nothing but good things about him.

    • Winder says:

      Problem is the first two games are mostly scrubs. It will be interesting to see if we have some continuity especially with the running game and TE’s. But at this point even that really isn’t telling for the most part.

      • unca_chuck says:

        Since this is a new coaching staff and there’s so little real practice time I think these games will be more than just a couple series for the 1’s.

  24. unca_chuck says:

    Well, I think both QBs will get a pretty good long look. on Sunday. Which means the first team o line will get a good amount of reps as well. I just want to see the O line block. and the D line stop the run.

    Pass rush comes a little later. As will hope3fully the pass defense. Offense? Week 3 will be the big one, Just some Goddamn continuity on both sides.

  25. Winder says:

    I have the same problem every year with Baalky’s drafts at first glance they look decent with a lot of upside moving forward. But the fact is they have been terrible overall. Last year we can put blame on the coaching and the fiasco that is our FO. But the players still have to show up on gameday. Far as I’m concerned Baalky ran out of rope last year. The one thing that feels a little different this year is the way the coaching staff has conducted their business. Maybe, some good coaching is all some of em need.

    • Berger says:

      I think Baalke is doing OK. But I do respect your opinion. We’ve had some turmoil with our roster getting old and needing a purge. We also had a coach orchestrate his way out of here and do some scorched earth on exit. We’ve gone from an old roster to a young roster and last year’s coaching was not good. If you are right we are going to be down for a while. I just don’t see it that way. I like what is going on with the O and D lines and that is where a rebuilding must start, IMO.

      • 12th man says:

        Last years O line was so bad no conclusions can be drawn except to say the OC was no help either.

  26. unca_chuck says:

    The last 2 drafts are still up for debate. Even 2014. The disappointment has been little help to the offense. Hyde looks like the real deal, but he can’t stay on the field. On paper this last draft looks good but these things take time.

    Last year was a complete disaster. From coaching to defections to retirements to the front office shenanigans every phase of the team was dogshit. Is Kelly the answer? The hope is he learned from past mistakes.

    I like how the defense seems to be shaping up as we have a lot of talent there. Much like the 2010 team that was the beneficiary of some bad coaching, the defense at least looks like it could be in the top 1/3 anyway.

  27. unca_chuck says:

    The play pen is all about hand-wrining over things that happened 20 years ago. Much like Buwwitt’s game of posting 5 year old shit to call people out, he seem to forget the salary cap hell that Policy/DeBartolo put the team in before the extended faceplant. Fucking retarded.

    As with Harbaugh, a good coach can overcome a dysfunctional front office. But you need players. Without players, even Vince Lombardi looks mediocre. See the 1969 Redskins. Not great, but he laid the foundation. George Allen took it from there after Vince died. Losing talent eventually undoes even the best of plans. Like Harbs would have coached last year’s team to the playoffs. Right. That’s glue-headed thinking there. Childish and inane.

  28. Winder says:

    The way I see right now is that Sunday starts a brand new day in team history, good or bad.

  29. rob says:

    What time is the game ?

    • rob says:

      IMO Kap is the man to watch. I’m betting he outplays Gabbert.
      Want to see Tank and Armstead, also the WR’s. like White and co. From what I hear Ellington is looking good and should be able to start along with Smith.

  30. NJ49er says:

    Rob I have the DVR set for 7PM ET on NFLN.

    • Winder says:

      I can imagine lots of Philly fans will tune in just hoping the Chipski will lay a bomb.

      • NJ49er says:

        Phuck Philly.
        Long and hard.
        With any sharp object available WInder.
        WORST Fans in all of Sports.

      • NJ49er says:

        They’re already sharpening the pitchforks for GM Roseman.
        Wentz got blasted the other night and fractured some ribs.
        SO, by their collective analysis, Roseman didn’t do enough to upgrade the OL.
        Fickle, feckless and clueless doesn’t begin to describe these morons.
        I guess the Number 1 Pick should play with bubblewrap on to appease these clowns?

      • Winder says:

        NJ- I take it you don’t like Philly fans,lol. I used to live in CT. and the fans are divided between NY& Boston teams. I used to just crack up listening to those who thought the world started and ended at Mass and NY.
        I think it’s gonna be fun to watch the kids today.

      • rtfirefly says:

        That’s odd that they would blame the O line, NJ, since the guy came unblocked on an outside blitz. I was all over the OC for even calling a play like that with a rook playing his first ever game.

  31. Grumpy Guy says:

    The D-line will be interesting to watch this year and will be the strength of the team.

    The offense will be offensive, maybe even unwatchable at times.

    Until the Jedster decides he has beaten bloody in the press enough and backs away, letting a football guy run the organization the way it needs to be run, I expect more of this Dysfunctional Hokey Pokey Two-Step. It all starts with the Yorks and their horseshit, and that’s why things here are FUBAR so much of the time since they took over.

    • NJ49er says:

      Bingo Grump –
      I’m down for the ‘Football Guys’ too.
      Let them do what they were hired to do, without interference.

      It may not be as obvious with us in SF, as it always has been with Snyder in DC but, the results are the same.
      Meddling, micro-managing Ownership does nothing but divide the team.
      Danny Boy insisted on RG III, made him the Owners’ Pet, and basically castrated Shanny.
      Same thing with the Minions and Harbaugh.
      He didn’t play nice enough for their taste and fought them through all the success, only to be black-balled and run through the media smear campaign.
      Dysfunctional D!ckheads.

      Take a lesson from Uncle Eddie Jed.
      Back away from the football side of your ‘business’.
      It worked pretty well for Eddie.

  32. NJ49er says:

    Kaep a scratch tonight.
    That doesn’t help him huh?

  33. Winder says:

    hopefully we will see a little fire from our guys and maybe someone will stand out and shine. It could happen.

  34. NJ49er says:

    Winder I’ve had my share of Philly Fans over the years.
    My opinion is based in reality.
    They suck.
    Put a 9er Jersey on one of their Mothers and they’d punch her in the face.
    No joke.
    Bunch of crazed hyenas posing as knowledgeable Fans.

  35. 12th man says:

    At least we get to see more of Driscoll

  36. 12th man says:

    Niners battle cry this year…3 n out!

    All Gabbert.

  37. 12th man says:

    Gabbert to hands of stone McDonald TD.
    Nice catch by H of S.

  38. Irish Kevin says:

    This team already looks better than last year, my guess is Gabert will be the starter

  39. unca_chuck says:

    Not too shabby. Heartening is the first team blocking. Osweiler is stealing from the Titans. He sucks.

  40. unca_chuck says:

    Kappy may just be a victim of no reps. Hate to see it happen, but who knows? Gabbert looked like shit the fiorst couple drives, and he’s missing short shit. Nice pass to the wide open VMcD.

  41. unca_chuck says:

    You at the game Kevin? Looks pretty sparse.

  42. Berger says:

    So far our QBs aren’t very accurate.

    • 12th man says:

      Lewis is back yard barney. Maybe nerves but he is not disciplined. Waiting for Driscoll.

      Heck of a place to lose the ball in the 5 from Harris. Davis looked decent.

      • Berger says:

        The fumble looked like they had a miss-communication on the read option.

        I want to see Driskel too. I’ve never seen him but keep reading great things.

  43. Berger says:

    I want to say how good our DBs look but I think Osweiler is over rated. So I’ll wait.

  44. 12th man says:

    Smith looks raw but freaky strong.

  45. unca_chuck says:

    So far this is a stunning success. Preseason or no, at least we are blocking and there are few penalties. The D has made a lot of nice 3rd down stops.

  46. Berger says:

    Who is #78 Garrison Smith. He just stopped that drive by blowing \up two straight blocking schemes from two different positions, LDE and DT. That was impressive!

  47. unca_chuck says:

    Yeah, he’s got an O lineman number. Didn’t we just pick him up, Bergs?

  48. Berger says:

    Typical Anthony Davis, he got beat around the outside like it was Bruce Irvin.

  49. unca_chuck says:

    Yeah, Driskoll is intriguing.

  50. unca_chuck says:

    Yeah they mentioned that, NJ. Brown is Apparently killing it at RT so they may move AD to RG. Get the best 5 out there.

    • NJ49er says:

      I’m going to be watching it tomorrow Chuck, but I’ve always felt AD has the demeanor to play inside.

  51. unca_chuck says:

    Buwwitt must be sad that NoFear has to watch the 49ers this year. I mean, he did say NoFear would be be better off dead that watch the games. Skeebs is pretty stupid for passing that info in the first place, but whatever. Girls will be girls.

  52. Berger says:

    In a half where the defense looked really good I was very unimpressed with Eli Harold and Tank. If Lemoneir played I missed him.

    Bellore looked like a player to watch.

  53. Berger says:

    Tank just beat a double team to force a 3rd down throw away. That was right after Aaron Lynch dominated a running play he was being held on. Hard to be too excited because it is pre-season but we look better than we did at any time last year, pre or regular season.

  54. Grumpy Guy says:

    I really don’t know that Lemonier will make the team this year. He’s been a total bust.

    In other news we already knew, Osweiler really sucks.

  55. Berger says:

    Tank just turned a running play inside. He dominated the point. Very nice.

  56. Berger says:

    Tank was gambling in the first half and guessing wrong. He’s playing straight up this half and showing how physical he is.

  57. Berger says:

    Driskel has to happy with how Lewis looks. He doesn’t look terrible but he could be more accurate. Pocket protection has been OK.

  58. Berger says:

    Texans have their #1 WR, Jalen Strong, in the game deep into the 2nd half. He was instrumental in the TD drive.

  59. NJ49er says:

    #44 Marcus Rush getting any work?

  60. Berger says:

    Lemoneir just had a great series! LOL!

  61. Berger says:

    It looks like with Lewis at QB the coaches were trying to identify a couple of WRs. With Driscoll they put in the 3rd team line and the play calling has changed to identify a couple of linemen.

  62. Berger says:

    Marcus rush just forced the QB to step up into a Skov sack. Nice job by both.

  63. Berger says:

    Rush was so busy forcing his defender inside he didn’t secure the edge, so what does he do to make up for the error, he turns and commits a face mask. At least he was being physical.

  64. Berger says:

    NJ- Your #62 is not a pass rusher. He looks like he might be a good plugger.

  65. Berger says:

    Driskel was a major let down. Maybe just jitters but he looked bad.

  66. Berger says:

    It’s over. IMO the players of the game is an easy call, The O and D lines. Very impressive. If this continues going forward we will be a good team.

    The QB competition was won by Kap by not playing. We should have done better but the QB play and two fumbles hurt us. I’m not worried about the QB play at this point. Gabbert will look better. He was even looking better as he got another series.

    Our DBs looked great against Osweiler but not as great against Savage. I will say Savage made some nice throws under pressure.

    All in all I think this showing by the trenches is a major positive.

    • NJ49er says:

      Game 1 of the PS. Who cares?
      It’s a monotony buster from TC.
      New system, new players to evaluate etc.
      All that matters is progress in the next 3 weeks for me.
      Safe to assume we got through it healthy?

  67. NJ49er says:

    Have to guess Tom Rathman is none too happy with 2 fumbles from his RBs tonight.
    Gonna be some extra attention placed on ball security this week.

    • Berger says:

      They were saying that there isn’t tackling in practice so it is probably to be expected. What I don’t understand is why there is no tackling in practice? I would actually like to know more info about this no tackling. It sounds like a bad idea? But we did do a good job of tackling, so maybe it is OK?

  68. Nipper says:

    In conclusion it was “practice.”

  69. Irish Kevin says:

    Well, this was another boring game, first two series where fun to watch, after that because Kap could not play we got to see a lot, and I mean a lot of the 3rd and 4th string QB’s. Davis was not to bad after he settled down, but the 4th string dude…god help us if it goes that far.

  70. Irish Kevin says:

    The NFL should just get rid of the preseason games! I as a fan would not miss them.

  71. NJ49er says:

    Look at the upside…

  72. unca_chuck says:

    First game jitters? Driskel looked terrible. Then again, no one looked very good at QB. The line was worlds better blocking.

  73. unca_chuck says:

    I don;t know if it is in the CBA, but practices have gotten a lot less contact-related. No 2-a-days either.

  74. unca_chuck says:

    The only way they get rid of preseason games is to alter the playoff format. There can be no way that they change to an 18 game season.

    IOW add 2 more WC teams.

  75. Berger says:

    We are flying in early to Denver for some joint practices. I’m guessing since pot is legal in Colorado they need to practice rolling joints!

  76. Nipper says:

    Kap looked good just staying on the sidelines. If he can’t beat out Gabbert, he should retire. The other QB’s are chopped liver. These games are a good practice at best……a work in progress. Lots of mistakes were made but for a first pre-season game not bad.

  77. Irish Kevin says:

    So this is what I think is going to go down, Kap does not see any preseason games, he goes on IR so that Gabbert starts and no QB controversy, then if Gabbert does not do well Kap comes off IR and walla, still no QB controversy!

  78. 12th man says:

    The battle for 3rd string QB is decided…by fate.

  79. Winder says:

    Can’t really take much of anything from yesterday’s game. I liked the way Davis ran the ball but Houston didn’t have a lot of their defense on hand either. Like Nipski said “it was practice”

  80. Winder says:

    yeah chuck- I guess the old Singletary Nutcracker isn’t in play anymore.

  81. unca_chuck says:

    I think they can take plenty from this game. They appear to be able to block and get plays off in this new system.

    If they had a bunch of penalties and they looks disorganized there would be howling from everyone. I’m not calling this anything more than it is, but at least there’s reason to think they get what Chip is selling.

  82. unca_chuck says:

    I hope it doesn’t play out that way, Kevin. Kappy needs to win the job.

  83. NJ49er says:

    Where is everyone?
    Night Train?

  84. Berger says:

    What encouraged me the most was how dominating our O-line blocking was in the 1st half. I was happy with our blocking last ,pre-season too. It didn’t look quite this good but it did look good. For this reason I will temper my excitement. Last year’s O-line was as bad as I’d ever seen when the regular season started.

    • rob says:

      Staley pro bowl. Beadles former pro bowl. Garnett future pro bowl. Davis former #1 (11th) pick. Kilgore IMO maybe better than a couple of them.

      • rob says:

        Now Brown is ready to roll. They say this all the time but I can’t remember the last time I saw a big OL move like him.

      • rob says:

        Now Brown is ready to roll. They say this all the time but I can’t remember the last time I saw a big OL move like him !!!

  85. rob says:

    Good thing we played this game. A couple nice passes by Gabbert. As expected the running game looks good.
    Nothing else stood out. I’m not at all excited by what we did yesterday.
    Hope to see more in our 2nd and especially 3rd game
    IMHO we have to choose our starters now and roll with them.

  86. rob says:

    I know I know
    New thread is up

  87. Irish Kevin says:

    Charlie, what happens if he does not win it, what if there is only a slight difference between the two, then you have a QB controversy or Gabbert is named the starter anyway

  88. Nipper says:

    Lets have more “practice” football! Get it on! We all can enjoy the “mistakes” and not get too serious about them. Blaine or KAP? Who cares? It will all be worked out somehow. Let Chip worry about it.

  89. Irish Kevin says:

    Welcome Christian Ponder!!

    • Berger says:

      I always liked Ponder. Problem with him is he is so often hurt. He was even hurt often in college. Also, in Minnihaha he ran a Sardine Can Offense. Can’t expect much from a QB in that environment. If he can stay healthy he might do good for us.

  90. Winder says:

    Functional QB’s are a dime a dozen. To get anywhere in this league you need an exceptional one. Next draft that should be priority one. Who really give a shit about winning 6-9 games and going nowhere.

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