From Jimmy T to Jimmy G

OK, fuck the Eagles. Their time is over. Here come the 49ers!

Right. As these front office wonks showed before, they can go from the outhouse to the penthouse and back again in fairly quick fashion. The problem being it took 8 years for the owners to figure out what they were doing as they had no idea how to run a team. Denise York didn’t want to run it so she gave it to her hubby, Dr. Kedorkian.

York of course decided to run the team like a AAA baseball team in Pudunk, Iowa. He removed all evidence of franchise success, and started charging players for water bottles, among other things, stripped the team of talent (mainly due to the mismanagement of D Clark and Carmen Policy), where the previous owner was lavish with his gifts and treatment of his players.  Dr. Dork eventually got tired of being vilified daily by a press corps that is pretty lenient and gave the team to his young son, Tweetin’ Jed York.

His tenure as well has been rocky to say the least. Jed took over before the 2009 season, and under Jed, they went from the outhouse to the penthouse by hiring St Jim Harbaugh and firing Aluminum Mike Singletary.  to the outhouse in equally spectacular fashion, jettisoning St Jim and keeping the inept GM in favor of Jimmy Bag-of-Donuts and Trent (I’ve-never-met-a-blown-out-ACL-I-didn’t love) Baalke.  Throw in a grandiose contract to a college coach gone sour and you have 12-4 and a visit to the NFC Championship game to 2-14 and an express pass to Shittytown in three short seasons.

From the ‘we don’t hang NFC Championship banners’ as the team went into a tailspin due to his bad decision to back Baalke instead of Harbaugh, to signing Kaepernick to a team friendly deal and then stab him in the back by letting all the talent go, tweeting ‘pathetic’ after a galling loss, to watching banners fly over the stadium begging him to sell the team, he seems to be righting the ship.

The hire of Kyle Shanahan was a good hire, and his family has a history with the team as his dad was OC when the Niners won their last Super Bowl. The John Lynch hire, while risky, seems to have paid off in a big way. Lynch got more in one draft than Baalke got in his 6 and the team finished strong in 2017 despite being waylaid by injuries and a fairly bare cupboard talent-wise.

Now of course the pendulum seems to be heading back to the penthouse. Yes, the niners are thin at a lot of positions, and they lack quality skill players. Well, except for our once and future QB, Jimmy Garoppolo. His accomplishments for these last 5 games of the 2017 season shouldn’t be taken lightly. Three of the five wins came at the expense of playoff teams fighting for seedings. And even Houston and Chicago had solid defenses. So, the onus is there to sign Jimmy G and to forego the franchise route. As we are currently seeing with Cousins and Washington (and plenty of other cases),  you  build up a lot of animosity tagging someone. Especially your starting QB.

Word is, we are getting close to signing Garoppolo now rather than later. The bar is set with Alex Smith and his $23.5 mill per year/$94 mill deal (and $71 mill guaranteed!). While Jimmy G won’t get Smith money (!), he should get something close. I’d think around the $16-18 mill range. Maybe 5 years, $90 mill. $60 guaranteed. Hey, it ain’t my money.

Here’s the story re: Jimmy G.

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20 Responses to From Jimmy T to Jimmy G

  1. unca_chuck says:

    This is pretty fucking funny. Sure, it’s a couple years late, but just fast forward to the INT . . . right about 3:35.

    The slow motion is hysterical.

  2. Winder says:

    I have a feeling Jimmy is gonna be more in the 25 mill range. He is a way better QB than Smith. He may not have the large sample size but what he has shown is that he is upper echelon quality. I think he will get Carr money.

  3. NJ49er says:

    Combine Invitees are complete –
    Let the hype begin….

  4. NJ49er says:

    Here are a few of the guys I’ve got penciled in as ILBs of interest –
    All 3 are tackling machines and, will be in Indy for the Combines –

    Nick DeLuca, ILB, North Dakota St. (#49) Height: 6-3 Weight: 245 40-Time: 4.85
    59 329 26.0 9.5 10 7

    Josey Jewell, ILB, Iowa Height: 6-2 Weight: 236 40-Time: 4.80
    50 435 28.0 9.5 26 2

    Micah Kiser, ILB, Virginia Height: 6-2 Weight: 240 40-Time: 4.75
    49 411 37.5 24.0 13 1

    I don’t see this kid on the invite list – Was hoping to see him.
    Maybe a late RD/UDFA option?

    Eric Boggs, ILB, Appalachian St.Height: 6-3 Weight: 236 40-Time: 4.85
    51 347 23.5 12.5 8 8

  5. NJ49er says:

    Don’t see this kid on the Combine List either – His stats caught my attention –

    Arrion Springs, CB, Oregon Height: 6-0 Weight: 205 40-Time: 4.55
    47 137 42 2 0

    Nickerson will be there – Equally impressive stats IMO –

    Parry Nickerson, CB, Tulane Height: 6-0 Weight: 180 40-Time: 4.45
    48 188 31 16 203

    • NJ49er says:

      Many of these DBs could be had later than RD1 – Assuming we miss/pass on Minkah.
      Seems to be a good crop of DB and DL options.

      This CB got an invite and could be a sleeper –

      Michael Joseph, CB, Dubuque Height: 6-1 Weight: 180 40-Time: 4.55
      31 168 20 15 169

  6. NJ49er says:

    Keep an eye open for this kid – He made it to Indy –
    Gotta see how he runs – A 4.60/40 won’t get it done in the NFL –
    His stats are mind blowing but…it’s So Dakota State.

    Jake Wieneke, WR, South Dakota St. Height: 6-4 Weight: 215 40-Time: 4.60
    53 288 5,157 17.9 59

  7. NJ49er says:

    49ers Off Season Theme Song? 😀

  8. NJ49er says:

    It’s US vs Them….

  9. rob says:

    NJ I love the sax part in ‘money’ too ! Great stuff ! Floyd is in my top 3 !

  10. Winder says:

    Luckey to see this one live when the band was much younger. It’s a little long but classic Pink. One of my all time favorite bands.

  11. Nipper says:

    Niners just sign Jimmy G. and get this contract done! Everything else is of secondary importance.

  12. Irish Kevin says:

    Jimmy G $137 mill for 5 years

  13. NJ49er says:

    Jimmy Jimmy!
    Go Paraag 😀
    Nicely done Sir!
    Set the bar, lock him up – HooWah!

    Bring on the Draft!

    • Winder says:

      This is great news, the FO showed some class and did the right thing. What a great way to start the off-season.

  14. unca_chuck says:

    Yeah, Winder, saw Floyd in 1985. My wife saw the Animals tour in 1977. I’m jealous of that.

    New thread.

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