Many Doings . . . and Culture Change

The Niners seems to be getting more than their fare share of injuries, as the latest to go down is Donavin Newsome, UDFA LB from Missouri was knocked unconscious, and taken away by ambulance for possible neck injuries and paralysis. Luckily for all involved, he regained all feeling in his extremities, and will be released from the hospital today with a concussion.

Needless to say, football is dangerous, but the 49ers currently have 21 guys on the injury list. And even more notably, Jeremy Zuttah was unceremoniously cut today. He was one of only a few moves to beef up the offensive line.  Zuttah, a 10 year vet, looks to catch on with another team. Maybe the one we swapped 6th round picks with the Ravens for, uh, the Ravens.

This move, made apparently because Zuttah doesn’t fit the model of leaner faster linemen that Kyle wants to use brings to mind the Ellington cut. One was one of their guys, and one was one of the previous regime’s picks. In other words, no one is safe from the axe. One of the most glaring problems with the team is the culture. As in change the culture from one of a long culture of losing to changing things up to a winning culture.

Cutting Zuttah is an admission that they didn’t get what they expected, sure, but it shows that they are willing to cut their losses. Even with a guy they just brought in. Ellington on the other hand has been a two-year-long disappointment was quickly picked up by the Jets, but he failed his physical so he’s on the open market again.  Word is VMcD is on the blocks but no one seems interested in his services.

You always see turnover from one regime to the next, and I really expect to see a lot of the offensive players rotated out. Mainly because the offense has been soooo poor these last few seasons, and the players not up to par. Shanahan should be able to get some immediate help with a new scheme and a new QB, and a decent set of weapons. The defense on the other hand has been more hamstrung by the coaching in my opinion, and stand to keep most of the players here.

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12 Responses to Many Doings . . . and Culture Change

  1. Flavor says:

    Didn’t York give Vance Mcd a shitload of $$$ and then he got cut shortly after? Or am I remembering someone else?

    • 12th Man says:

      Baalke signed McDropsy to an extension in his las few months of tenure. Lynch tried to trade him in the draft despite his brand new contract but no takers.

  2. unca_chuck says:

    McD is still on the team. Why he got an extension in the first place is a question to ponder. Lynch has been trying to trade him, but no takers so far. They are waiting for us to cut him.

  3. Winder says:

    They must have someone on the team that is better than Zuttah. That was a bold move in that no way would Baalky have admitted he fucked up, he would have kept him at least a couple of years.. Lynch will have this team turned around sooner than later is what I think. And it looks like we are gonna have a team full of kamikazes, if you can’t beat em then kick the shit out of em.

  4. rob says:

    I think we should re-sign Brock considering CB is our thinnest spot on D. Hey CHUCK from the last thread.. why is Dontea Johnson a big news item?

  5. Nipper says:

    Share your passion? WordPress ads comes across as a dating site. Yikes!

  6. unca_chuck says:

    I thought we had better options at RCB.

    Getting Brock back wouldn’t be a bad idea, but he likely doesn’t want to come back here.

  7. rob says:

    no surprise here that ex Buc zuttah wasn’t as good as Kilgore ! I thought they would keep him as insurance because of Kilgore’s injury history however

  8. Nipper says:

    Skeebs finally took exception to Bakkentom’s white, black racial posts about Kap. Calling him Tom he reminded the racially far right Tom to cease and desist his social commentary.

  9. unca_chuck says:

    Hah! I guess calling him Uncle Tom would be a joke too far.

    Haven’t visited the abandoned corner of the internet in a while . . . you know, where MySpace lives.

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