Dr. Jeckyl and Carlos Hyde

Speaking of whispered news, another whispered situation has come out of the bldg that the Niners could possibly cut Carlos Hyde. This on the heels of the ‘NaVorro Bowman is available for trade’ innuendo floated out into the interwebs last week. While I think Hyde is a solid running back, the fact remains that he can’t stay healthy to save his life, and he also is apparently not a good fit for Shanny Jr’s new offense.


He seems like a good guy and has shown some great runs, but the fact is I wouldn’t miss him too much if they did. The offense is going to be a work in progress this season, and building it around an oft-injured back may not be the best course. Joe Williams can come in fresh and ready right out of the gate and play within Kyle’s system.

Trading Bowman however is not a good idea in any way shape or form. Of course the team issued an instant denial of any such thought, but per this team’s past history, the whisper campaign is something these guys do with regularity. I’d hate to see Bowman go for some draft picks, or whatever, because I think he’s much more valuable as one of our assets regardless of how much he ends up playing (or even how well). He can impart a ton of knowledge to the young defense, especially Reuben Foster and Solomon Thomas.

Beyond that though, there appears to be a lot of targets on the backs of the guys that were brought here by the last couple regimes. Especially on offense. Bruce Ellington, VMcDropsy, and Garrett Celek will likely vanish shortly, as will a lot of others.

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4 Responses to Dr. Jeckyl and Carlos Hyde

  1. Winder says:

    chuck-Hyde is just like 90% of the backs that get drafted every year. They are really good in college but just can’t find greatness in the pro’s. He would probably make a serviceable backup for a lot of teams. I agree about Bowman, would really hate to lose him at this point. Anyway, this offseason has just crawled by I don’t remember one that seemed so long. I don’t expect wins this year but I do expect to see some fun football.

  2. unca_chuck says:

    Rob, your post of the day may be here all year!

    Yeah, We’re looking like 1978 when Walsh took over. Well, except that the defense is ahead of the offense this time around. Hopefully it doesn’t mean one more 2-14 season though.

    I have faith that the offense has SOME ability to score points. the D should be solid.

  3. Nipper says:

    Forget Hyde. He’s hurt so often he’s not going to be much of a factor. They need much more than Hyde and third string talent at QB. This coming season will not be very good. Of course we can hope for the best. I would love to be wrong. At least beat the Rams.

  4. unca_chuck says:

    New thread is up. . . .

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