Things Are Looking . . . Up ?

For the first time in about 4 years, there is excitement in the air around the 49ers. John Lynch may be a guy with no front office experience, but he did what hasn’t been done since the Yorks took the wheel and drove Good Ship Niners into a sandbar and caused more than a decade of turmoil and angst. And that is to get a real Executive VP of Football Operations into the building in Adam Peters. He’s a VERY highly regarded talent evaluator, having worked for the Patriots for 8 years as a scout, and the director of scouting for the Broncos for the past 6 years.

If anything, this at least proves that there is a chance that Lynch/Shanahan can bring in talent to fill out the coaching spots. Lots of names out there like Tony Dungy for D.C. who has ties to Lynch.

Works for me. Guarded optimism bordering on quiet confidence. The draft is looking better already. Baalke, for all his faults was always good at stockpiling picks. We have 12.

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22 Responses to Things Are Looking . . . Up ?

  1. Winder says:

    Things are looking better than they have for quite awhile. I got a little excitement back myself. Waiting to see how all this unfolds.

  2. alleykat69 says:

    I would keep the youthful approach for the 49ers staff. Now that we locked in Shanahan& Lynch, my choice for Defensive Cordinator is the dude from Clemson Brent Peebles his track record at 3 college stops is very impressive with top 10 Defenses 10 out of the last 12 years! Maybe throw in Bo Davis as DL coach are the DC of LSU name drawing a blank Arands? Just a thought?

  3. unca_chuck says:

    I don’t know about going college ranks for the DC. At this point I think we need NFL experience in the coaching staff. But hey, I’m open to different ideas. Plus I haven’t heard of any of those guys.

  4. Winder says:

    It is a youthful approach to some degree. All the guys are younger than most but they are all NFL people. Grabbing a coach from the ACC or SEC might not be a bad idea. With the OC and DC jobs I think we are gonna need some experienced NFL guys that can get this young team ready and work whatever plan we have. I am looking forward to seeing who get the jobs.

  5. unca_chuck says:

    SEC is fine but so many college coaches flame out in the NFL that I’m leery of the learning curve. I don;t think they go that way, but we’ll see.

  6. 12th Man says:

    From McDonough, GM finalist:
    Cardinals VP of player personnel Terry McDonough, who was a finalist to become San Francisco’s GM before Lynch swooped in, offered even loftier praise for Shanahan on Monday.

    “Sitting there talking to him, Kyle reminded me a lot of coach Belichick when I interviewed with him back in ’92,” McDonough, who then worked as a scout with the Browns, told Maiocco. “Same type of look in their eye. The same type of passion. You just know whatever Kyle Shanahan does, he’s going to be successful in life. If he’s given the time there and they bring in the right players, there’s no doubt in my mind, he’s going to have success.”

    McDonough noted that the Lynch- and Shanahan-led 49ers will have their work cut out to improve a two-win roster. However, he believes the organization has the right people in place – including the “very engaging and really intelligent” Marathe.

    “That roster right now is very thin,” he said. “I really believe in John Lynch’s intelligence and drive. Their drive matches each other, Kyle and John.”

    Continued McDonough: “John Lynch is a guy I actually scouted coming out of college (Stanford). If you’re going to lose a competition to someone, you’d want to lose it to someone like John Lynch. He’s a phenomenal human being. He’s highly, highly intelligent and 100-percent class.”

  7. 12th Man says:

    Is there a correlation between the worst teams and the spending cap? Absolutely. The Browns and Niners are 1&2 in most available money. The Niners because Baalke stubbornly stuck with his mantra of not spending in free agency and amazingly stuck with it even in his last year on the job.
    Here is an article I read proposing 5 free agent signings starting with Alshon Jeffrey. This team would be competitive overnight IMO.

    • Winder says:

      Interesting take on FA. Those players would be a quick fix and make our D at least respectable. If Shanny really wants Cousins my guess is he gets him. Hey, it;s not my money and it would be a fix for years to come. Draft some QB’s this year and next and see what we got.

  8. Nipper says:

    The key is getting a productive QB that can keep the offense on the field. That would be a big step in the right direction. It would help out the defense and the team’s chance for a win immediately. Stay away from the running guy with an inconsistent arm. It works in college but in the pros it sure doesn’t.

  9. unca_chuck says:

    For all the noise Spity was all ovre Jeffery coming out of college.

    I liked Sanu and Allen. But too many WRs have gone by.

    • Nipper says:

      Man the Niners need a whole shit load of new players plus the whole complex needs to be fumigated from all that pathetic losing last season. The stench must be eradicated quickly.

  10. alleykat69 says:

    They also need the “Cone of Silence” from Get Smart to keep all the leaks from happening!
    Their’s plenty of snitches they have to electricute down at 4949 Centinunal Drive!

  11. Nipper says:

    Just play the game! Super Bore time is almost over. People should quit worrying about the legacy of current players. Just play football! Radio has become so predictable and boring with the endless time between games. All the talkers out pushing product and selling themselves like the lowest whore in town.

  12. NJ49er says:

    Some of the visits that have been associated to our Scouting efforts –
    SR=Senior Bowl
    EW=East/West Shrine

    Julie’n Davenport, OT, Bucknell (SR)
    Rudy Ford, S, Auburn (SR)
    Geoff Gray, G, Manitoba (EW)
    Tanoh Kpassagnon, DE/3-4DE, Villanova (SR)
    Leon McQuay III, S, USC (EW)
    Haason Reddick, OLB, Temple (SR)
    Ryan Switzer, WR, North Carolina (SR)
    Sam Tevi, OT, Utah (EW)

  13. unca_chuck says:

    Super thread is up…

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