We’re Number ONE ! ! !

Due to the vagaries of the NFL and the draft, the important item in the list of determinants, for the no 1 pick we have this:

  • Overall ties are then broken by strength of schedule, which is a calculation of the combined record of all of a team\’s opponents in that year, with divisional opponents counting twice.

I thought head-to-head was the first determining factor, but apparently that is only for playoff seeding, not the draft. So, by not playing this weekend, and the Raiders winning on the road against a team the beat us twice, the Cards, we own the right to draft yet another defensive lineman in Nick Bosa.

Yay! I don’t think this team will have a problem losing out, as BDN has shriveled a little, and our defense is of the Swiss cheese variety. Sure, I’d like to see us play well down the stretch like anyone else, but really, who cares? I may feel different on game day but right now, let the chips fall where they will and go 2-14 and secure the no 1 pick.

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36 Responses to We’re Number ONE ! ! !

  1. NJ49er says:

    Sad as it is to hope for losses, it’s simply hard to throw away the shot at better prospects IMO.
    Cleveland is still holding a good number of Picks, while we’re not doing as well, in the numbers Dept.
    With teams like Jax/Atl and now Philly struggling to compete it’s looking dicey to figure out who lands where.
    I’m thinking we’ll mess it up when it matters.

  2. NJ49er says:

    Haven’t brought myself to watch it yet but…I feel even worse for Alex after seeing this eerily creepy piece –
    Best wishes for a healthy recovery Alex. That absolutely sucks.


    • rtfirefly says:

      Get this list of these clowns the Skins are bringing in for look sees! Not a Kappy in the bunch:
      Kellen Clemens
      Josh Johnson
      Mark Sanchez
      T.J. Yates
      E.J. Manuel.

      • NJ49er says:

        DC and the Danny’s are in deep doo-doo RT.
        Suddenly Jerruh and the ‘Boys have a shot at the NFCE. Who’da thunk it?
        DC lost a couple of OL starters last week, now Alex.
        Tough hurdle to overcome.
        Atlanta is on life support now too with a date in NOLA on Turkey Day.
        We’re going to have to some stiff competition for a Top 5 Pick by the looks of it.

  3. NJ49er says:

    Chuck I’m going to make a point of watching an Alabama game very soon. Another name has caught my attention for my ALWAYS COVETED Fat Man in the Middle – 😀
    DT Quinnen Williams –


    • NJ49er says:

      Apparently we have a decision to make on the 5th year option for Arik.
      My decision is made. Let him go and Draft some younger/cheaper options in this Class.
      Gonna need money to retain DeFo soon too.
      I can see Ward/Armstead and Garnett as Comp Picks in waiting if not flat out Tradeable.
      Deep class on the D-Front. Gotta do what the Rams did. Youth movement in the trenches.

    • NJ49er says:

      Thomas might improve with some added talent in the inside as Aldon did with Cowboy?
      So far, he’s not playing up to the expectations of a 3rd overall Pick.

  4. Winder says:

    chuck- Don’t count those chickens to quickly. My guess is the fucking Rams will lay down on the final game like last year. The only hope we have in that case is the Raiders play KC on the final game and they just might do the same thing

    • Winder says:

      No matter what I just can’t hope to lose. There is rarely a sure thing even in the draft, just ask Cleveland

    • rtfirefly says:

      The Jets and maybe the Giants are both in the Baby Bosa sweepstakes as well as the Raiders. I’m already expecting to draft one of the other guys, which may turn out to be a good thing with the Bosa family injury history.

  5. unca_chuck says:

    I think Bosa is the prize here. Quinnen and Oliver are the also-rans for D linemen. Armstead is still the guy everyone loves to hate, but I just don’t get why no one on the D line is not playing worth a damn. DFB, Thomas, AA, are all struggling this year. It can’t all be the players.

    The run D is fine, but the anemic pass rush is was and will be a problem. Until something gives. I’d consider going with a 3-4 to get more speed out there, but we need better LBs, But that would make sense if we got a guy like Quinnen. And it would make AA (or Thomas if the price was right) expendable.

    Bucs and Broncs are the ‘winnable’ games. I think we end up 3-13.

  6. unca_chuck says:

    As it is now, wee have 6 picks.

    1 – 1
    2 – 33
    3 – 66
    4 – 97
    5 – Traded to the Lions for Laken Tomlinson
    6 – 162
    7 – 193

    Not the plethora of picks we usually have, but then again, we just got to get this right. I could even see us trading down if we don’t drop too far to get who we want anyway. Then again, Bosa is as close as a lock as one can get.

  7. unca_chuck says:

    Rams score 3 TDs on KC turnovers and are down 4. Crazy ass game. KC was down 13 in the 1st and down 10 in the 4th. 44-40 KC. Nuts.

    • rtfirefly says:

      We are seeing the future of the NFL in action tonight. Pass offense, pass rush, coverage backers and good secondary. ST remain important. Everything else is superfluous.

  8. unca_chuck says:

    This is the culmination of not being able to touch WRs and flagging hits on the QB.

    • NJ49er says:

      Absolutely true. Fast becoming The Arena League.
      The more creative guys will feast on the LB/S ‘Tweeners’ to combat the faster pace and balls in the air much more often.
      Still can’t deny the ages old axiom of Big Nasties in the trenches though.

  9. Irish Kevin says:

    Last night game just justified my rants about how the Niners need to quit running the ball so much! This is the future of the NFL, the Niners are always looking for strong running backs, why? In the last game the giants relied strictly on the passing game to win, and that was with a 38 year old QB. Quit with the running game and THROW THE BALL DOWN THE FUCKING FIELD! Look at the Rams and Chiefs game several INT, and fumbles, did they shy away from the passing game? Hell and no. If the Niners continue to run the ball we as fans will never ever see anther SB.

  10. 12th Man says:

    Check this tear down of Witherspoon from Donte Hittner, wow:

    • NJ49er says:

      Here’s a good piece Peter King did regarding the preparation Payton & Co put in for Philly.
      Quite impressive IMO –
      Speaks to what Whitner is suggesting might be missing from Witherspoon, when opponents get the ‘Film’ on you.


  11. unca_chuck says:

  12. rtfirefly says:

    Winder, just to set the record straight, since I responded to one of your posts a while back incorrectly: Mayfield was not my choice for QB in this past draft. I don’t believe I had a choice, though I leaned towards Darnold (peer pressure from public opinion lol). Probably Rosen next (same reason as Darnold). I thought Mayfield intriguing because of that bad attitude but I knew nothing of him. I thought Jackson was a risky but potentially explosive player. He was the only QB I’d watched a bunch of tbh.

    I wasn’t wowed by any of them. Thus my thinking that Cleveland should’ve taken Barkley #1.

    • Winder says:

      Yeah, they are all pretty much going through growing pains(except Mayhomes)(sp). I haven’t followed college football for awhile now but all the so called experts said that last years draft was exceptional for QB’s. I think Barkley should have went first myself.

      • rtfirefly says:

        Now I’d make Mayfield the top QB in the draft without doubt. (Cleveland is high on Chubb at RB and they got the best CB in the draft at #4. Looks like bingo for them at this point.) Jackson looked good in his first chance last Sunday. As to the others, time and coaching and support will tell.

      • Winder says:

        RT- you would go Mayfield over Mahomes? Mayfield looks to have a great career but Mayhomes is one of those special ones IMO.

    • Winder says:

      RT- Sometimes I write stuff without thinking to much about it. I honestly know that Mahomes was the year before draft. Anyway, you are probably right about Mayfield being the best out of the crop although it usually does take a year or two to really gage.

      • rtfirefly says:

        Because of coaching, O-line and weapons, it’s impossible to compare QBs so close in skill and in such different situations as Mayfield, Darnold, and Rosen this early in their careers. Jackson is a whole different kettle of fish.

        What I know is what I saw. From the moment Mayfield stepped on the field, the Browns looked like a whole new team, one with a future.

  13. unca_chuck says:

    Chubb is actually looking pretty good. The Browns may be alright. I don;t know about their defense beyond Garrett, but shouldn’t they be better at that?

    • rtfirefly says:

      Their kicker blew two wins early in the season. They’d be 5-5 otherwise including a win over the Steelers. They were winless last year. Mayfield still makes costly rookie mistakes. They’re definitely trending up; let’s see if the new HC and OC blow it. That would be sooo Browns…

  14. 12th Man says:

    Lots of chatter about tanking or hoping for losses to improve draft spots. Nah, l can’t get onboard with any of that. 6 games to play, try to win all of them. I’m not even looking at draft prospects yet, way too soon.

  15. unca_chuck says:

    No one is tanking but in reality we are starting a 3rd string QB with a team waylaid by injury.

    The defense is a sieve, and the Bucs game is about the only win I see from here on out.

  16. unca_chuck says:

    New thread is up . . .

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