Nothing To See Here, Move Along . . .

Scrub-fest tonight in Santa Clara. The Walmart Brigade, whatever you want to call it, but of the current 86 players on the roster, 33 o them will be out of jobs, or a few young guys will be sent to the taxi squad. I suppose I’ll watch some of it mainly to see if CJ can get out of his mini-doldrums. He’s been kinda spotty this preseason, as has just about every other aspect of the team. Too many drops, too many penalties, too little pass rush, too little run game. Way too little red zone success.

But that’s why they call it preseason. Aluminum Mike Singletary used to say a win is a win is a win, whether preseason or regular season. You need to practice winning whatever the meaning. Which is why Aluminum Mike is out of coaching.  Unless you call the Alliance of American Football a thing.

But I digress. If anything, I’d just like to see a clean game. Greg Kittle, Matt Brieda, and Jerick McKinnon haven’t played at all, and won’t be tonight, so how they integrate in Minnesota in 10 days remains a mystery. As is our pass rush. Salomon Thomas sure looked solid with Armstead in there with him to take the blocking load off his side, and they’ve shown flashes of greatness, but I’m not getting the vibe that this team is completely on the same page.

Then again, they haven’t really been at full strength and played more than a few series together. Again, though, if they get out of their own way and nix the drops, I feel like this team will surprise people.

10 more days!

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60 Responses to Nothing To See Here, Move Along . . .

  1. unca_chuck says:

    Jesus.. All the gains are QB scrambles and yes, penalties.

  2. unca_chuck says:

    Not sure what Blair did wrong on the pressure, but I guess you can’t tackle with your arms, or 0.1 seconds after the ball comes out.

  3. unca_chuck says:

    Drops and penalties. And our backup LT D WIlliams sucks.

  4. Flavor says:

    quad trick

  5. unca_chuck says:

    I’ve been wanting to see howe Mullens does against better competition, and it ain’t looking so good.

  6. Flavor says:

    basically JimmyG just can’t get hurt this year…..

  7. unca_chuck says:

    Yup. Thats true for every team not named the Eagles. The league isn’t built on backup QBs.

    Mullens looked a little better on that drive at least

  8. Lurker John says:

    I see Rueben is playing. That’s good news.

  9. unca_chuck says:

    Yeah, good to see Foster flying around out there.

    Richey James may just push his way on the team. Same with Dwelling. Hikutini has dropped too many passes for my liking, and his blocking isn’t very good. Dwelling blocks well and catches everything close to him.

  10. Lurker John says:

    Yeah, Dwelley made a real nice lead block on Mullens’ TD run in the first half. You want to be a tight end in the NFL, you’d better be able to block and he does that, as well as looking pretty good catching the ball. I hope he makes it.

  11. Lurker John says:

    San Diego kid, played at USD. Go Toreros!

  12. Lurker John says:

    Smart kid, too, and he’s from Sacramento originally:

  13. alleykat69 says:

    49ers Cut RB Joe Williams
    Sure getting Morris doomed him along with injuries although he’s healthy now.

  14. Lurker John says:

    Aldrick Robinson gone. That bodes well for young Richie James. Williams being cut is no surprise at this point, not with Morris coming in and doing so well. Williams hadn’t shown jack.

  15. unca_chuck says:

    Robinson never seemed to turn the right way on out routes. And Williams is no surprise as noted. Dwelley is the nexr guy I’d like to see stick around.

  16. unca_chuck says:

    And you can’t go wrong with Rick James.

  17. 12th Man says:

    Would love to see Mack in a Niners uniform but I don’t see them coughing up 2 firsts for him. The team is more than 1 pass rusher away from SB contenders.

    https://www.49erswebzone.com/articles/118224-canfora-49ers-among-teams-exploring-possibility-trading-khalil/

  18. unca_chuck says:

    Next years draft s all about the pass rush. Looks like Mack is going to da Bears.

  19. Lurker John says:

    Jonathan Cooper and Korey Toomer are gone.

  20. Lurker John says:

    Pretty funny. I think this guy is going to be good for us. A savvy veteran with “a lot of tread left on the tires.” His words!

  21. Lurker John says:

    LB Elijah Lee makes the squad. Good for him!

  22. Lurker John says:

    Now we have this “body weight” rule? That 15 yarder against Ronald Blair in the first quarter was a joke. He landed on the QB’s legs for Christ sake. These rule changes are really going to affect game outcomes. It could get ugly. If Jack Lambert thought QB’s should be wearing dresses back in the ’70’s, I can’t imagine what he thinks now.

  23. Lurker John says:

    Solomon Thomas looked really good in his series.

  24. Lurker John says:

  25. Lurker John says:

    Bummer Dwelley didn’t make it. Maybe he’ll make the PS.

  26. Lurker John says:

    Fucking McKinnon blew out his knee in his first practice back today. Un-fucking-believable. MRI pending.

  27. Lurker John says:

    McKinnon done for the year. Unbelievable. Morris is your #1.

  28. Winder says:

    If I’m not mistaken I think we can get out of McKinnon’s contract with medium damage. The dude never even took a real hit. Injury settlement and move on. Mistake on his toughness.

  29. NJ49er says:

    The kid from SDSU Pumphrey just got waived in Philly.
    Might be worth a waiver claim on him?

  30. unca_chuck says:

    Attaochu is a bit of a surprise. Fucking mcKinnon is out? Not like we knew what we had anyway. Jesus. Morris looks good.

  31. NJ49er says:

    Willing to bet Joe Williams comes back?
    PS eligible?
    Should be a busy weekend in terms of waiver claims etc.

    • 12th Man says:

      Interestingly it hasn’t been for the Niners, thats a confident Management team to stand basically PAT. Still time I guess.

      • Lurker John says:

        My instinct was that Williams is done in SF. He hadn’t really shown enough to even be considered for the PS, even with McKinnon going down.

  32. NJ49er says:

    The San Francisco 49ers announced on Sunday that they have signed the following 9 players to the team’s practice squad.

    WR – Steven Dunbar Jr.
    TE – Ross Dwelley
    CB – Emmanuel Moseley
    QB – Nick Mullens
    DB – Tyvis Powell
    DL – Niles Scott
    LB – Pita Taumoepenu
    OL – Najee Toran
    RB – Jeff Wilson Jr.

  33. unca_chuck says:

    I like Dwelky. He may come back soon.0

    • Lurker John says:

      I think Shanny likes him too, He’s an intriguing prospect, raw but with some good tools already, blocking and pass catching. He’s big too. Real happy he landed on the PS. I’m a little surprised more than one OL didn’t end up there.

  34. Lurker John says:

    I did not realize that Jerrick McKinnon and Matt Breida both played at Georgia Southern.

  35. Lurker John says:

    Some positivity in the wake of McKinnon’s season-ending injury:

    GO 49ERS!

  36. NJ49er says:

    Zach Golditch has an interesting Bio –
    Talk about a brush with death….

    OL Zach Golditch (6-5, 295, Colorado State)
    Golditch originally signed with the L.A. Chargers as an undrafted rookie. He played 19 snaps for the Chargers against the 49ers on Thursday. Golditch is a survivor of the 2012 mass shooting at a movie theater in Aurora, Colorado. He was struck in the neck by a bullet that went through a wall between his theater and the theater where the shooting occurred.

  37. Lurker John says:

    This is worth checking out. They have the Niners kind of where I’m thinking they’ll end up, 8 wins, but with a chance for 9 or 10 if they can stay healthy (a big if with this team) and if Jimmy G continues to develop like we all hope he will. The secondary remains a concern.

    I personally feel like Solly Thomas is going to step up big time this year. Whether he attains the status accorded a #3 pick remains to be seen, but he’s looked far more advanced throughout OTA’s and camp this year, not to mention that he’s stronger after an off-season in the weight room. If he’s good, as well as Armstead, Buckner figures to break out. He’s already one of the highest rated interior linemen in the league.

    http://www.espn.com/espn/feature/story/_/id/24444906/2018-mega-nfl-preview-projecting-1-32-teams-rankings-predictions-breakouts-fantasy-stars#

  38. Winder says:

    I am going 8-8 for the year. If we are lucky and the ball bounces our way a couple of times I can see 9 wins. It’s the injuries that will kill us and you know we are gonna get some. Anyway, we are in such a better place that we’ve been in for a long time. Even at 8-8 I bet we see a whole lot of exciting ball this year.

  39. unca_chuck says:

    I think we could get to 10 wins if we can start fast. Pie last year we have a tough early schedule but an easier sched late.

    St Jim may be fired if this season goes south. And it’s starting to feel that way.

  40. Lurker John says:

    This is a brutal week of waiting. I don’t feel all that great about having to go to MN and play that team in the first game, but I’m just ready for the season to start. Really stoked this year.

  41. Berger says:

    I’m in for 10-6.

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