Week One of training camp is in the books, and well, they are knocking the rust off. The takeaways are that Mike McGlinchey has already established himself as the starting RT, McKinnon is being used everywhere, including on deep routes to create mismatches, Richard Sherman is progressing well in his rehab, and Jimmy G is working hard with Marquise Goodwin on timing. As he is with all the wideouts.
Spots up for grabs are RG, where Joshua Garnett is trying to re-establish himself as a starter, and the back up RB spot being fought for by Matt Brieda, who at this point is in the lead, and Joe Williams, who Shanny likes, and special teams ace Raheem Mostert.
Here’s a synopsis of the winners and losers from the first week of camp.
Meant to post this on the last thread . . .
Oh, my old head-banging days . . .
Then there’s this . . .
Vegas Odds for MVP:
1) Aaron Rodgers 7/2
2) Tom Brady 7/1
3) Carson Wentz 19/2
4-5) Drew Brees 15/1
4-5) Russell Wilson 15/1
6-9) Jimmy G. 20/1
Gotta love it!
The full list. Poor Skeebs. No Young Sir Alex:
Aaron Rodgers – 13/2
Tom Brady – 7/1
Carson Wentz – 19/2
Drew Brees – 15/1
Russell Wilson – 15/1
Jimmy Garoppolo – 20/1
Cam Newton – 20/1
Matt Ryan – 20/1
Deshaun Watson – 20/1
Kirk Cousins – 22/1
Jared Goff – 22/1
Philip Rivers – 22/1
Ben Roethlisberger – 25/1
Derek Carr – 28/1
Andrew Luck – 30/1
Dak Prescott – 30/1
Matthew Stafford – 30/1
Le’Veon Bell – 40/1
Todd Gurley – 40/1
David Johnson – 40/1
Marcus Mariota – 40/1
Antonio Brown – 50/1
Ezekiel Elliott – 50/1
Eli Manning – 50/1
Jameis Winston – 50/1
Case Keenum – 50/1
Nick Foles – 125/1
Hmmm. Found Alex at 60:1 somewhere else. He had it for 11 games last year, anyway.
Me, of all people, will defend Alex on this one. The Chiefs’ playoff game against the Titans was pure highway robbery. It was Exhibit #1852 that NFL games are fixed, sometimes, or at the very least one or more refs in some playoff games are on the take (Exhibit #1 is Seahawks/Steelers Super Bowl).
The Chiefs lost by 1. Yeah, that seems to be a recurring theme in Alex’s career. No “It”. But in this game a strip sack fumble by Mariota returned for a Chiefs D TD somehow became “Forward Progress” and was immediately whistled dead at the QB spot. I’ve watched a lot of football games in my life and I have never, ever ever, seen that one before. Cost the Chiefs the game.
Man, I haven’t pulled Tommy out in years. I always remember the line from “Almost Famous,” “Listen to Tommy with a candle burning and you’ll see your entire future.” Don’t know about that, but it’s a pretty good album.
Fuck, I used to seriously be into Megadeth. I still have 6-7 of their CD’s. Sooo much energy and killer musicianship. Every once in a while I get a hankering for “Symphony of Destruction.’
I watch a lot of post-practice interviews on the 49ers YT channel, and one question that keeps coming up is JG’s alleged inability to throw the deep ball consistently. I don’t know if it’s an issue or not, but the question gets asked a LOT.
Rust in Peace is a great album among a lot of good ones.
RTF you are right about that KC game. That call was flat atrocious. There were a couple more iirc.
Smith has had a shit-ton of bad luck and bad calls in the playoffs. The Indy game where the Chiefs were up by 27 and lost as their defense got waylaid by injjuries, The infamous Kyle Williams playoff game . . . on and on
Alex Smith is a good QB
Smith finished the 2017 regular season with a career-high 26 touchdowns. For his performance in the season, he was named an alternate for the Pro Bowl. On January 12, 2018, the NFL announced that he will play in the Pro Bowl as an injury replacement for Philip Rivers. Overall, in the 2017 season, Smith finished with 4,042 passing yards, 26 touchdowns, and five interceptions
He lead the league last year in
Great news, here are the training camp reports on
Dante Pettis, Fred Warner and D.J. Reed. Pettis showed well in both padded practices. Garoppolo has been impressed by the receiver’s “wiggle” while running routes. Pettis runs fluid routes and has done well to create separation. Establishing a toughness over the middle of the field in traffic will be Pettis’ next stepping stone.
Warner may already be San Francisco’s best linebacker in coverage. That isn’t a huge surprise given it was a huge responsibility of his at BYU. Warner also appears to be a quick learner at MIKE linebacker, a job that requires him to have a deep understanding of Robert Saleh’s scheme coupled with the ability to communicate the calls to his teammates.
Reed has looked comfortable at free safety. He grabbed an athletic interception during Sunday’s practice. Reed has also had several standout reps during 1-on-1 drills.
Separation is the big word to take note of. Something our WRs haven’t been able to do since, oh, the TO era. And yeah, been hearing nothing but good things about Warner.
Hey, Alex will always have the New Orleans playoff win. One of the most exciting games of ANY 49er QB.
Shanahan gets guys open !
How about a 2019 1st and a 2019 4th and a 2020 3rd for Khalil Mack ?
The Raiders are super retarded if they trade away Khalil Mack. They’ve blown 17 of their last 18 first round picks, and the one they nail, they are going to trade? Brilliant.Their defense sucked with him. Imagine the Raiders without him. They’ll give up 45 points a game.
If that’s what they want, I’d do it in a heartbeat. Mack on our team would be phenomenal. He couldn’t be double and triple-teamed and would kill it here. Mack and Foster would rival Willis and Bowman for dominance.
New thread is up.