Just when you thought things were going too well with Jimmy G and all the positivity, Reuben Foster was arrested for domestic violence, assault, and a weapons charge for allegedly possessing an assault rifle in Los Gatos over the weekend. Right. This makes the pot bust look like a puff of smoke. For a kid who dropped out of the top 5 of the draft board because of character and injury issues, it looks like he didn’t get the memo that this kind of stuff matters. Duh. Looks like the 49ers intend to hold on to their league leading 17 arrests since 2012.
John Lynch is instantly put under the microscope for signing the guy in the first place. He said they did their due diligence regarding Foster and he was assured that Foster wasn’t going to go off half-cocked so to speak, but the thing is, this is the latest of many infractions big and small. Foster failed (diluted) a drug test last year before the combine, he was sent home from the NFL combine after nearly getting into a fight with a guy trying to draw his blood, and of course the pot bust last month in Alabama.
The only good news about this is the 49ers have time before the draft and free agency to make the decision to cut him. As they gather more info, they probably will.
So, that coin flip with the Raiders look VERY important now as the Raiders have their eye on Roquan Smith from Georgia who looks to be the 1st ILB drafted and we are suddenly looking for an inside linebacker. Dumbass.
Tremaine Brock got the axe on a charge that was eventually dropped. What they do about their 1st round pick remains to be seen, but a different response will be vilified.
I wonder if the 49ers try to get Bowman back.
I hope not. Bow is past his prime. I hope this is a good year for drafting linebackers because if Foster ends up getting axed the 49ers will really be hamstrung.
If the Niners get Roquan Smith, I wouldn’t be at all surprised to see them get Bowman to mentor the kid. they haven’t had very good luck with Aldon, Ray Ray, and now Foster.
I think Williamson of the Titans might be someone to look at in FA. There is a bunch of FA ILB’s but most of em are not that good. I see that Coyle (sp) is one of them so I hope we resign him.
Bowman would be fun to have back !
He would certainly help with the run game, he can’t cover squat any more.
BEST ASSASSIN candidate
The CIA needed a new assassin. They opened a position for that kind of an agent. After all the background checks, interviews and testing were completed, they had narrowed the field down to three possible agents. For the final test, the CIA agents took one of the men to a large metal door and handed him a gun. “We must know that you will follow your instructions no matter what the conditions.”
CIA agent talked: “Inside the room you will find your wife sitting on a chair… We need you to kill her.” Candidate man said, “You can’t be serious. I could never shoot my wife.”
CIA agent replied, “Then you’re not the right man for this job. Take your wife and go home.”
The second candidate man was given the same instructions. He took the gun and went into the room. All was quiet for about five minutes. The man came out with tears in his eyes, “I tried, but I can’t kill my wife.”
The agent said, “You don’t know what you are missing. Take your wife and go home.”
Finally, the last candidate man was given the same instructions, to kill his wife. He took the gun and went into the room. Shots were heard, one after another. They heard screaming, crashing, banging on the walls. After a few minutes, all was quiet. The door opened slowly and there stood the man, wiping the sweat from his forehead. “Some imbecile loaded the gun with blanks” he said. “I had to strangle that bitch to death.”
Noice One Rob 😀
Believe it, or not, I passed on Roquan Smith in my research. He lists (currently) at 6’1″/225.
Seems more like a Safety to me. Also, I figured we would be shopping for other needs in the 1st RD.
Here are the guys I’m focusing on from Indy – 40s will be important with this bunch.
Deluca looked good in Mobile however, 4.85 better be a bad number at this point.
I’ve seen 300LB DTs that come close to that 40 number –
Nick DeLuca, ILB, North Dakota St. (#49) Height: 6-3 Weight: 245 40-Time: 4.85 (LB10)
GP TKL TFL SACK PBU INT
59 329 26.0 9.5 10 7
Josey Jewell, ILB, Iowa Height: 6-2 Weight: 236 40-Time: 4.80 (LB22)
GP TKL TFL SACK PBU INT
50 435 28.0 9.5 26 2
Micah Kiser, ILB, Virginia Height: 6-2 Weight: 240 40-Time: 4.75 (LB24)
GP TKL TFL SACK PBU INT
49 411 37.5 24.0 13 1
Malik Jefferson, ILB, Texas Height: 6-3 Weight: 240 40-Time: 4.70 (LB21)
GP TKL TFL SACK PBU INT
35 230 25.5 12.0 6 0
This is the guy I’ve got behind Minkah – He could muscle up to 225/230 I’d guess?
Another of those big Safety/small LB types –
Quin Blanding, S, Virginia Height: 6-2 Weight: 210 40-Time: 4.60 (DB46)
GP TKL PBU INT YDS
49 495 17 10 108
Damn near 500 tackles as well – Certainly isn’t afraid to get dirty 😀
Anxious to see him run and move in Indy as well.
Brock was a easy dump for 49ers.He wasn’t a starter, just a nickel/dime player,as they say a dime of dozen!
Just don’t see Lynch dumping him, but time and until all the facts are sorted out is when the final decision goes down..
If they go Linebacker now, I’m all over Tremaine Edmunds, he’s filled out to a impressive size 6’5 250 he’s moving up the draft boards..Just one of many options to go with, along with CB Ward,OG Nelson,Hell who knows if Barkley falls in their lap and they dump Hyde to save major coin..
Edmunds and a couple of others are worthy options Alleykat –
Local kid here from Rutgers might be an option later on down the Board too –
He got a Combine invite so, I’ll be doing some comparisons with him in the OLB Group –
He moves pretty well, mostly used as a DE but, he might pass muster as an OLB –
Kemoko Turay, DE, Rutgers Height: 6-5 Weight: 252 40-Time: 4.70 (LB37)
GP TKL TFL SACK
44 103 20.5 15.5
I’m staying with Edmunds. NJ had him at 4.8 40 but everything I’ve seen says speed is part of his total package. It sounds like his combine time will be much anticipated.
I’m in for him also Berger – Top guy on my DE Board.
He’ll go high though.
I stack the Groups in case we have to wait on other options –
I also have his Brother Terrell on my Safety Board –
He’ll be wearing our number in Indy too, just like Tremaine did in College 😀
Terrell Edmunds, S, Virginia Tech Height: 6-2 Weight: 220 40-Time: 4.60 (DB49)
GP TKL PBU INT YDS
37 182 14 6 98
I bumped Arden Key in favor of Edmunds.
Key has some off Field concerns from what I’ve been digging up on him.
Don’t need anymore of that sh!t
Kinda bummed that this kid didn’t make it to Indy – In a pretty deep Class of Safeties – He obviously got snubbed by sheer numbers I’m guessing?
Great stats. Might be a sleeper option late?
Eric Boggs, ILB, Appalachian St.Height: 6-3 Weight: 236 40-Time: 4.85
GP TKL TFL SACK PBU INT
51 347 23.5 12.5 8 8
Could think of him as an ILB option too perhaps?
Won’t get a chance to see a fresh 40 from him, since he didn’t get the Indy call.
Certainly tackles enough and, has some coverage stats to back it up.
Just like slow College CBs become NFL Safeties, I extend the theory.
Slow College Safeties become NFL LBs 😀
Provided they can cover and tackle.
Boggs appears to have the necessary criteria to me.
Sorry – Wrong guy
I looked good in Mobile ?!!
OMG never heard of one NFL player with my last name !
LB Nick. De Luca
We’re looking at CB David Amerson as a free agent ! He’d be a good addition for depth at corner IMHO
Apparently Foster dragged his girlfriend out of his home. He’s a rough person for sure when he gets into an argument if this is true. Niners have no choice they must move on without Foster ASAP. Having an assault weapon is no positive too. Ouch!
I don’t know. From what I understand is that he didn’t hit her or slap her. He threw her stuff outside and wanted her to follow. Lets see if they file charges.
Well, it’s up to the DA now. I suppose the brass will at least wait to see if they press charges. They have plenty of time at this point. The fact that he’s still here means they will wait.
My take on it is if we really have the facts in that he dragged her outside but didn’t actually hit her, he won’t be cut.
So the Niners wait until the next incident happens. They wait for the DA to file charges. Will the girlfriend follow through as a witness? The NFL league will get involved and could bring punishment of at least six games suspended or maybe more. Is Foster worth the trouble? How much bad publicity can the Niners handle?
Are there no degrees of DV Nipper? Do we use the same punishment for someone who beats his partner as opposed to someone pulling her forcibly outside?
I don’t condone any violence against women and Foster will face punishment. However, to make the case that any physicality deserves similar punishment to lets say Ray Rice knocking his partner unconscious and dragging her out of an elevator makes little sense to me.
There is no 6 game minimum suspension for DV, its a suggested level of sanction, but a kicker last year was suspended one game not six as his level of DV was not considered severe enough for more than that.
Foster is now on wafer thin ice with the Niners no doubt. Two arrests about a month apart for anything is pushing it. This kid has a million dollar talent and a 10c brain and if I was a betting man I would say his odds of staying trouble free over the next couple of years is slim and he may well find himself cut, I just don’t see enough to do it based on what we currently know.
Is he worth the trouble? He was ranked in the top 4 at the position and he only played half a season. I’d say he gets a bit more lattitude than someone on the fringe of the roster.
Just my opinion.
I dunno Nip but I think the most sensible thing to do is wait until all the facts come out. It will be bad for the Niners if he turns out to be another Ray McDonald but if it comes out like it did with the Dallas RB then I don’t think it really means that much.
It may just get ot the point that there isn’t enough to go on and they don’t press charges.
Counseling yadda yadda yadda.
Niners signed C Kilgore to 3 year extension, a good thing.
Good move . Kilgore is a keeper.
Looks like we’re adding a Kiffin to the Staff – FAU has been a pretty respectable program in recent years –
Chris is leaving Lane behind too – Interesting…
Berger, I think I’ve talked myself into a consolation option to Quenton Nelson –
Only because I’ll be shocked to see him in our slot when Draft Day arrives –
Saw this kid at the Senior Bowl and was impressed –
He’s an OT that just doesn’t look big enough to translate to the position in the NFL.
I see him as an OG. Here’s the numbers comparisons I’ve dug up –
Coincidentally, they’re going to be going B2B in the drills. OL26 & OL27 😀
Quenton Nelson, OG, Notre Dame Height: 6-5 Weight: 330 40-Time: 5.25 (OL26)
Joseph Noteboom, OT, T.C.U. Height: 6-5 Weight: 322 40-Time: 5.00 (OG) (OL27)
One caveat to Noteboom having played on the edge in College, would suggest better Pass Pro.
Nelson is a Grade A Mauler inside.
My consolation for not getting Nelson is Price from Ohio St if he is there for us in Rd 2.
While I’m at it….Curious whether this kid can convert to OC?
He looked good in Mobile also.
Kinda small at 6’2″ for an NFL Guard?
Again, these numbers I’m seeing will all get corrected in Indy.
Can’t wait 😀
Isaiah Wynn, OG, Georgia Height: 6-2 Weight: 302 40-Time: 5.30 (OC) (OL48)
I like Wynn too NJ
Kiffin took FAU’s defense from 124th to 37th and comes with a good background.
He’s related to former Buccaneers great Monte Kiffin who coached the Bucs all time great Superbowl
Guessing Chris will work with the LBs Rob.
See what they do…
Likely he’s replacing Tarver (OLB Coach) who left for Vandy a week or so back.
yup NJ he’s pass rush specialist … whatever the heck that means !
Free agent wish list
#1 CB Rashaan Melvin
#2 G Justin Pugh
#3 WR Donte Moncrief
” Pugh has experience at tackle adding to his value. Otherwise, he’s a notch below Norwell after having a down season in 2017. He dealt with injuries after being among the league’s better guards the previous two years, when he was one of the top-20 run blockers. He has the athleticism the 49ers will covet for the outside zone scheme requiring guards to kick out and block in space.
He would be significantly cheaper than Norwell but still offer long-term upside. He’ll be 28 in August.
Melvin checks all the boxes. He’s 6-foot-2, has long arms and should have a few years left in his physical prime after a promising contract year with Indianapolis. The former undrafted rookie, who bounced from Baltimore to New England, looks like another late bloomer that could excel given the opportunity.
Per Pro Football Focus, Melvin’s passer rating when targeted (60.3) ranked 12th among 126 corners with at least 150 coverage snaps. He allowed just a 52.7 percent completion rate.
” Moncrief is an intriguing combination of size (6-2, 221) and speed (4.4 at his combine in 2014). But the production hasn’t been there with the Colts, which could speak to the instability along the offensive line and Andrew Luck’s rash of injuries. Moncrief averaged 38 catches for 469 yards and 4.5 touchdowns over his four seasons in Indy.
The Ole Miss alum might be more of a deep threat than Robinson, but his athleticism plays all over the field, including jump balls in the scoring area. He’s not as trustworthy as Pierre Garçon, but he offers an intriguing skillset that hybrids between Garçon and Marquise Goodwin. His talent should lend itself well to Kyle Shanahan’s offense.”
Moncrief is certainly worth a look. That kind of speed can’t be taught. =, and if Garoppolo can make Goodwin look great, Moncrief can look even better. If all these guys can be gathered up on the (relative) cheap, then we’re cool.