Kumbaya, Motherfuckers . . .

Hah! Hey, I don’t know where this team is going, but at least it seems to be pointed in the right direction. The latest on the coalescing of the offensive line has AD, the biggest problem with the line last year when he decided to take a mental health year off after the free agency signing period, AND the draft, has seen Trent Brown dominate at RT and offered to move to the inside where a smaller quicker guy (like him now, not the overweight 380 guy on the line in 2014) can play. This pushed Eric Pears out of the starting lineup.

In addition, 1st round pick Joshua Garnett is taking reps at LG in place of Zane Beadles, the free agent signing. With THAT happening, Beadles is getting reps at center. Providing back up to Daniel Kilgore Trout. Our lynch pin on ht e line.

What does this all mean? Well, it means we actually have the makings for a very good line. One with flexibility and depth. Not the nightmare of stupidity we had last year. So, if not anything, we can run. What I really like is that we are using formations that usually put at least 3 WRs on the field. With FB Bruce Miller now a TE, i think we can finally bid adieu to the Sardine Can Offense (SCO). A tern coined by the one and only Berger.  A tip o’the cap to you., good sir.

Bergs has been the biggest proponent of running out of the pistol, which CK did in Reno, and running out of spread formations. Mainly, and this has been my point as well, because by emptying the backfield and putting WRs out wide, you EMPTY the box. You don’t constantly run against 8 or 9 guys in the box. Sure, putting 3 RBs in the diamond formation gives you blockers, but it also makes the defense honor those guys and crowd their guys inside the tackle box as well.

Sure, there isn’t a ton of info to gather from preseason, but we have been opening up big holes early on. The run game has looked very nice (minus the fumbling) for these games. How this affects the passing game remains to be seen, but at least we are building the team in the right order. From the lines out. . .

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52 Responses to Kumbaya, Motherfuckers . . .

  1. Nipper says:

    OFF Topic: Giants are basically finished. Why? Well they keep on losing and even their ace can’t do much. Their bullpen is even worse……gone fish’in. Now we wait for Niners to show their stuff.

  2. Irish Kevin says:

    This year is going to be just like last year, extreme highs and lows. As long as everyone does not have to high expectations it will be fun. Super Bowls are no longer easy to get to, much less win.

  3. Nipper says:

    Playoffs? ……..

  4. Winder says:

    Should have never got rid of Duffy.
    Been quite awhile since I have excited about a pre-season game but I am with this one.

    • Lurker John says:

      Dumbest Giant’s trade in years. Pure stupidity and for a guy who hasn’t done shit on the mound.

  5. Berger says:

    Traditional read option or pistol, either way is good. Just line the WRs wide to loosen the box. The advantage of the pistol is the offense isn’t showing a tendency of which way the run is usually going to go. Plus it is more of a down hill attack on the LOS. The advantage of the traditional read option is with the RB crossing in front of the QB he can keep his eyes on more of the field for which he is choosing which option to use. As a coach I would use whichever one my QB is more comfortable/effective with. If you have a star runner on the team the pistol is better because of the deeper set and running start he gets going forward.

  6. unca_chuck says:

    Extreme highs last year, Kevin? What were you partaking of during those games? Just kidding. I’d be hard-pressed to find highlights from last year. The thing is, and I’ll say it again, our division is getting weaker. I think we are getting stronger. For all the hooraw about our tough schedule, the Bears, the Jets, the Rams, the Bills, Bucs, and Cowboys don’t look especially good. Take one of the first five and 7 of the next 10, and we are around the .500 mark. I’m certainly not saying that we will pul a Harbaugh and turn this bitch around in a hurry, but I think we can best-case go 9-7. Playoffs? Well, it the West sucks like I think it will, it is a stretch, but distantly possible.

    I’m calling bullshit on the ‘tough’ schedule. Granted the first few games are going to be a challenge mainly because we are going in a much different direction, but once we get past the Cards, there are games to be won vs. the Bills, the Bucs the Saints, the Dolphins, the Jets, the Falcons, and the Rams.

    By then we can possibly take care of Seattle at home. 8-8. Take one from AZ? 9-7.

    The point being, if we can get pressure, we will beat teams. Palmer sucks. Wilson is not what he once was without his dominant defense. The Rams? They’ve been on the edge of greatness for 10 years now. Still haven’t seen it. And Goff wont be in there this year. Casey Kasem? Please.

    All about the pressure.

    BTW, Kevin, my son and I are looking to go to the Tampa Bay game. Would love to buy you a beer . . .

    • Irish Kevin says:

      Yes let’s get that beer, I still have a cell for you, I will send a text to confirm it is correct. Yeah, I know not to many highs last year…if any. I was just saying not to expect to much from this year. 8-8 would make me happy, anything more would be icing on the cake

  7. unca_chuck says:

    Hey, BakkenTouchdownTommyRedbull, I know you read here, so please start posting here so I can address your posts over yonder. Yeah elway knoes QBs. He also knows that he doesn’t have one this season. You think he’s ready to write this season off as part of Lynch’s development? Let Sanchez carry them to 7-9?

    Did you happen to watch any of Denver’s preseason games? If not, I’ll fill you in. None of their QBs look very good. Sanchez is a disaster in waiting, and the other 2 don’t have enough experience to fill a cup of coffee.

    Not sure how this equates to Denver not being in trouble. Manning, for all his game managing still has the wherewithall to win games. Sanchez? Not so much. Siemiens and Lynch both look overmatched.

    • Berger says:

      I read some posts on the cancer site the last few days. I’m absolutely sure that Baking Tom and Bullit(sic) are the same person. I don’t know if I’ve ever seen somebody so starved for attention that he has two identities and talks to himself.

      • 12th man says:

        Its why I used to call Bullit Paris Hilton, he is an attention whore. Haven’t read that place in 2 years. Bullit has used fake handles to agree with himself for years. Funny thing is how bad at disguising himself he is, comical. Raging pussy.

  8. unca_chuck says:

    Mind you, this is from Denver’s newspaper. the gist being, Denver’s defense is already weakened by injury and defections. What happens if they aren’t as stout? Then they are relying on a rookie who may or may not respond to the pressure.


    I think 99% of the Denver fan base would rather have our QBs as constituted right now. .

  9. Flavor says:

    We’ll see how long AD stays interested. I’ve followed him on twitter for the last couple of years and all he seems into is doing whatever the fuck he wants to do. Doubt he stays into this all season.

    • unca_chuck says:

      I think you are 100% wrong. He got himself in to better shape than he’s been in his life. He offered to make the move to guard to allow for Brown to play tackle (a more lucrative spot) and to make the line better overall.

  10. unca_chuck says:

    One for Berger (and the reborn NoFear)

  11. Berger says:

    Give this a try kumbafucker!

  12. Lurker John says:

    Kevin, from yesterday, when were Super Bowls ever easy to get to? I must’ve missed that era.

  13. Lurker John says:

    For all the effort I gave in listening to him, I could never get into Zappa. I respect his musicianship and originality, but his music just doesn’t do it for me. Perhaps I should try again.

    • Berger says:

      I think his jazz years are his best. Joes Garage and Sleep Dirt. He can be a little out there for me too. But with an album like Hot Rats(I did some recording on that same board!) and a song like Muffin Man there is some really good stuff to pick through.

  14. Lurker John says:

    I think you’re right about Anthony Davis, Chuck. In addition to what you said, he’s having a great camp. As bad as it was for the team last year, the year off seems to have rejuvenated him. Perhaps Flavor should stick to baseball. Or Twitter.

  15. unca_chuck says:

    Peaches en Regalia is one of my faves, Bergs. Haven’t heard Sleep dirt for a while . . .

  16. unca_chuck says:

    I just love BakkenBullit’s post that Elway knows QBs. Then why did he stick with Sanchez when he could have had plenty of other guys? Siemien is the savior? Lynch?

    This year they may miss the playoffs with a strong AFC west and a suddenly shakey defense.

    I’m sure the Denver fans will be thrilled this is a placeholder year for Lynch while Sanchez fumbles his way to the bench, and Siemiens throws pick after pick. I know a few, and they are writing this seaosn off.

  17. Berger says:

    I think our offense has looked good so far. Gabbert looks pedestrian. He is just trying to not make mistakes. Kap will go in and try make things happen. Should be interesting.

  18. Nipper says:

    Giants are now in a complete swan dive. Can’t score runs to save their souls.

  19. NJ49er says:

    Some press on Tank –
    Carradine through two games is tied for third in the NFL with the most preseason QB pressures among 34 outside linebackers with six, according to Pro Football Focus.

    He also shares the highest pass-rush grade among all 34 outside linebackers, per the analytics site.

  20. unca_chuck says:

    Denver lost Malik Jackson and Danny Trevathan. They’ve lost their hunger, that’s for sure. Hey, who knows? If it comes down to Lynch, I think he’l have plenty of growing pains.

    They do have the team around him to keep shit close. I just think they ar going to fall back to the pack some. For all the talk of our division, I think the AFC West is pretty tough itself.

  21. unca_chuck says:

    Love Zappa but some of the older xylophone, giant band stuff gets hard to wade through. His pared down Hot Rats stuff is killer. Of course anything with Adrian Belew is legendary.

    • Winder says:

      Yeah, Zappa put out a lot of stuff most of which I really have to be in the mood to listen. And, it takes awhile to understand what he’s trying to do on most of it. At least for me it does. He was definitely one of a kind.

  22. unca_chuck says:

    Of course all the Shut Up and Play Yer Guitar stuff is great.

  23. unca_chuck says:

    Nice of them to show the bass player and tambourine dude while Frank is jamming

  24. Nipper says:

    Help! I’ve fallen down and can’t get up! Poor Giants are laying on the floor. Does anyone care?

  25. Berger says:

    Here s what I’ll be watching on Friday. Do the QBs still have a clean pocket to throw out of. This is something we haven’t seen since Mooch. If we protect our QBs like we have been the first two games it won’t matter who the QB is, they’ll all do good. Again, we haven’t seen this in so long I don’t expect it to continue. So what I am saying is can our O-line keep it up? Also, can they continue to open the enormous holes in the running game. A lot of this is due to much better play calling but the line is performing great besides that little fact.

    For the first time, I liked what I was seeing from Harold. Can he keep that up. I also want to see more Tank vs the ones. I’d like to see Marcus Rush get some action vs the ones and twos. I don’t need to see any more of our DBs, they are solid. We’ll be cutting a couple of good CBs.

    D-line. Haven’t seen much of Buckner and none of Armstead. Want to see them in action. Is Garrison Smith the real deal that he appears to be so far?

    Is Smelter going to play? Does Dres Anderson get more action? That kid gets open.

    The 270lb slot receiver is looking great. When does he start dropping passes again? Probably in the regular season when it is more important. Maybe, and I hope this is it, he is just taking over with more confidence with VD gone? Maiocco mentioned that possibility.

  26. Lurker John says:

    What is up with Smelter? Has he even played yet?

  27. unca_chuck says:

    New thread is up.

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