Good Morning, Campers!

In less than 24 hours, the 49ers will officially start the 2018 season.

  • A season fraught with expectations that belie their 6-10 record. A season that starts with an incumbent head coach for the first time since the St Jim era.
  • A season about showing off our newly minted franchise quarterback, Jimmy Garoppolo.
  • A season that saw a major overhaul of talent, to the tune of 13 players left from the bad old days of Chip and Trent 2 short years ago, and half the starting lineup looks to be different from last year’s start.
  • A season that head coach Kyle Shanahan said is about the chance to be “a lot better” than last year (whispering “super bowl”).

Vegas certainly noticed, giving the 49ers 200-1 odds last year of hitting the Super Bowl. That has dropped to 20-1. You have a GM in John Lynch and a head coach in Shanny who are both on the same page, and moving in the same direction. Something not seen since the heady days of 2011 when Baalke was hired to lure St. Jim away from the Farm.

Gonna be a fun season I’m sure, if the expectations meet the hype. Unlike the Rams last year, who went through a similar coaching purge (bye Jeff Fisher and company) but had the players (and subsequently ran away with the West under Sean McVay), the 49ers got the coaching staff in place before they themselves built the team in the image of Lynch and Shanny.

Yes, it has been a slog under this current ownership group. I will give Jed this, though. He seems to have learned from his father, Dr. Dorkian, how not to run the franchise. And yeah, it took Young Sir Jed a few years to learn how to shut his mouth, and his twitter account, stay in the background, and let the football people do the heavy lifting.

Huzzah! Let the good times (start to) roll.

 

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22 Responses to Good Morning, Campers!

  1. unca_chuck says:

    Fucking hilarious . . .

  2. Rob says:

    TC is here ! First preseason game is less than two weeks after that !

  3. Rob says:

    We are ready to kick off the 2018 season !

  4. unca_chuck says:

    Even dad has that dumb look on his face,

  5. unca_chuck says:

    Yeah, I always felt bad for Archie, Never got to play on a good team.

  6. rtfirefly says:

    Richard Sherman passed his physical which nets him a cool $2 mil roster bonus. Nice work if you can get it.

  7. unca_chuck says:

    That’s good news.

    • Winder says:

      Yes it is good news. Chuck, I always hated A. Manning and loved nothing more than watching him get stomped.

  8. rtfirefly says:

    Kam Chancellor on IR, out for the season. BEAT THE SEAHAWKS

  9. unca_chuck says:

    Wow. Seattle’s defense has been decimated by trades injuries and salary dumping. I don’t think they addressed their biggest problem wither. Their O line.

    Russell Wilson is going to be running for his life this year.

    • rtfirefly says:

      They drafted RB Rashaad Penny in the 1st to address that. Wilson accounting for 90%+ of the Seahawks O yards, like last year, is non-sustainable.

      I guess I missed Chancellor talking about retirement because of the severity of his latest injury some months back. I think IR is only formalizing that.

  10. Rob says:

    Did you know that if you go to facebook and ‘like’ the 49ers official page
    you can watch some of training camp live …

  11. Winder says:

    Players are already dropping like flies. Sure glad we got rid of Robinson to the Jets.
    http://www.rotoworld.com/teams/injuries/nfl/all/

  12. unca_chuck says:

    New thread is up . . .

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