Word on the street is that Dez Bryant would love to catch passes from one Jimmy Garoppolo. Yeah, wouldn’t that be special? Problem is, at least for the fans, and the more astute players out there who pay attention to this organization, we saw first-hand what a disruptive force a malcontented wide receiver can be. Terrell Owens is was and will be considered one of the most dynamic WRs to play the game. He had the whole package. Size, speed, hands, quickness, toughness, he ran routes well, he blocked well, and he caught 50/50 balls.
The problem was his mouth. When he came up during the dynasty/Jerry Rice era, he was quiet, deferential to a fault, and basically was schooled by Jerry on how to do the job of a pro WR. By the time Jerry left, Owens had established himself as one of the game’s best WRs. We all know the rest. Owens spent the remainder of his career playing spectacularly, talking shit, fighting with coaches, shaking pompoms, signing footballs on the field, eating popcorn through his helmet, and pissing off his QB du jour, including most notably Jeff Garcia, and Donovan McNabb. Great talent, but knuckle-head. Sure, he was a lot of fun at times, but his gay innuendoes around Garcia, and his claim that McNabb was soft pretty much cemented him as a jerk of the highest order. If you can gleefully throw your teammates under the bus, trash your coaches, and generally act like you are the only important guy on the team, who the fuck needs you?
Thing is, at this point in Dez Bryant’s career, he needs us more than we need him. Jimmy G I’m sure would love to have a guy like Bryant on the field. But I’m also sure the front office and the coaching staff do not want a disruptive force in the locker room. The 49ers are a young team, and are building up their roster through the draft, and smart free agent acquisitions. Adding a mercurial spectre into the mix may cause more problems that it solves. That being said, I don’t think it would be a giant mistake to take him on, just that it doesn’t make much long-term sense.
Plus, he’d have to make the team!
Meanwhile on the “other” blog, all political views are banned. No Cheer will be lost without his right wing opinions. Perhaps he’ll be coming here. Ouch!
Hey, Skeebs says he doesn’t want it and then Tom/NoCheer go for days re conspiracy theories and deep state shit. Even Bullitt has joined the real world. Too funny. Again, he loves to let his side go and ban the otherside.
Nice. Thought I recognized Mark Tremonti in there.
:thumbsup: RIP Dime.
Shit, haven’t heard that song in years . . .
NoFear post here? Right. He’s a scared little pupsqueak. He’s safe in the bubble over there.
Man, when does the preseason start? This shit can’t get going fast enough.
No kidding. After the NBA Finals, there’s only the Giants and their meager prospects until camp starts. Ugh.
Most of this is from Robert Saleh’s presser earlier today, but the first 5 minutes has some awesome footage of the 49ers in their Kezar Stadium days. Love the old stuff:
That was just fun to watch. The Niners have such a rich history, they always were and still are an amazing organization.
memorial day weekend had this up
dad’s funeral at Arlington national cemetary
Blah, blah, blah… This and $3.50 will get you a Latte. But hey, when you’re dying of thirst in the New Mexico desert, even a sip of fetid water tastes good.
Warriors in 5. Cavs aren’t nearly as good as the Rockets. Oooo, didn’t I write that two years ago about the Cavs/Thunder? Well, it’s my foot in my mouth and I’m leaving it there.
John, that video is awesome. Crazy was Jimmy Johnson wearing white pants and the silver helmets they used for 1 season.
Too many names to remember. 88 Dick Whitcher, 81, Te Kwalick, 40, Ken Willard, 44 John Henry Crrow, Skip Vanderbundt . . .
Yeah, that was half the fun, trying to identify the different players. I whiffed on a lot of them. One of my faves, #18 Gene Washington, was in there briefly.
Always wished I’d been able to see a game at Kezar. Or Candlestick for that matter. My old man hated baseball, but loved the 49ers, but he never took me or my kid brother to a game. It wasn’t until I took him to a game at the old Kingdome in ’88 that he saw the team live. Niners romped.
I think #22 was Vic Washington. I was wondering who #74 was who ran back that fumble for a long TD.
I think that’s Skip Vanderbundt. He’s either 72 or 74.
Tommy Hart (53) destroying the Packer QB is awesome. Hart had 6 sacks in one game vs the Rams in 76. One of their rare MNF games back then. 16-0. The Monte Clark year that almost was.
Ahh, that’s right Cleveland Elan (a monster) was 72. Dude was HUGE.
The potential is there to compete for a Big Ten title, most prognosticators agree, but how high is the Wolverines’ ceiling?
Here’s what all three magazines — out now on newsstands — had to say about Michigan (note: Phil Steele’s magazine is due out June 26):
Preseason Top 25: No. 5
Prediction: No. 2 in Big Ten East (10-2, 7-2 B1G)
Bowl projection: Rose Bowl vs. Washington
What they said: “If Harbaugh wants to recapture the excitement that accompanied his hire, he had better inject his offense with a little go-go juice, because last year’s outfit was weak. It managed only nine TD passes, the Wolverines’ fewest since 1975, when freshman quarterback Rick Leach was piloting an option attack. The Wolverines need stability at quarterback, and the battle between Brandon Peters, Dylan McCaffrey and Ole Miss transfer Shea Patterson could extend until the coin toss of the Wolverine’s opener. The O-line has to get tougher, too, and young receivers like Donovan Peoples-Jones and Tarik Black must quickly emerge as playmakers.”
Athlon Sports All-America team:
Rashan Gary (2nd team defense)
Chase Winovich (2nd team defense)
Devin Bush (2nd team defense)
Khaleke Hudson (3rd team defense)
*Ranks Michigan’s LBs and DBs and best in Big Ten, DL 2nd best
*Ranks Michigan’s DL third best in country (behind OSU), LBs/DBs second best
Preseason Top 25: No. 18
Prediction: No. 4 in Big Ten East
What they said: “Too many questions loom on offense to for Michigan to claim (even challenge?) for the East division title. So, it looks like 14 years and counting since the Wolverines last won a Big Ten championship (2004). That sound you hear? It’s the clock ticking louder for Harbaugh.”
WR Bolden suspended 4 games for juicing:
100 days till Opening Day!
Belt in the hospital. Giants have so many problems they’re hard to follow. The Niners are having OTA’s. Of course another player is caught for drug use. Can’t these guys find a way not to get caught?
A friend of mine is Victor Bolden’s uncle. He is going to be bummed a lot more than us.
I doubt he will be on the team for much longer, we already have a logjam at that position.
Thank you Captain Obvious.
I’m guessing we keep 7 including practice squad. Might be 6. We relieved the congestion by kissing DeAndre Smelter goodbye. 6/7 out of these 11 (plus there are always injuries between now and opening day):
and the supporting cast:
Now here’s a tough bastard:
T.O. part trois
New thread is up.