This stinks. Cedrick Hardman was one of the first draft picks whose career I followed from start to finish. He of course came on to the team during the heyday of our 3 -year stretch of playoff football. Our defense back then was outstanding. And he brought pass rushing skill to an already solid defense. He was a pro-bowler by his second year and is the all-time sack leader for the 49ers with 112.5. Amazingly he played with Mean Joe Greene at North Texas State U. That must have been a hell of a defense.
I was a little shocked to see he was 70 years old. It seems that the players of my youth are all getting up there, but Hardman was such a fun player to watch. When we got Fred Dean, Hardman had split for the Oakland Raiders, and Dean picked right up where Cedrick left. It was kind of a shame that Hardman ended up on such terrible offensive teams through the 70s, and in typical Bill Walsh tradition, he didn’t re-sign him after the 1979 season. Hardman did however, win a Super Bowl with the Raiders in 1980.
RIP, Cedrick. You were on of the 49er greats. Should be in the Hall.
We’d better hurry up with free agent signings. I wanted Dee Ford from KC, but he might re-up with them. There are some good guys to pick up on the FA wire. Ol Dirty Beckham isn’t one of them.
Cedrick was one of my favorites also. I guess we shall see what the Niners are gonna do pretty soon. Big money contracts are already floating around and it looks like the Rams and Raiders got the money to spend.
Well, this guy wasn’t on my radar, but we just signed weak-side LB Kwon Alexander.
This ain’t a Baalke special ACL draft pick. It is a John Lynch ACL free agent signing. He missed most of last year with a torn ACL. Not sure why we went after this guy when Dexter Fowler is out there, but I guess we will see.
He is young (24) and fast, but like I said, we will see how well he has recovered,
Speaking of Fowler, he re-upped with the Rams.
This sounds pretty fucked up to be honest. I hope they know something no one else does about this guy.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports the deal contains $27 million guaranteed. At least as of right now, it makes Alexander the highest-paid inside linebacker in NFL history. They are eye-brow raising numbers for a player who not even the best linebacker available. 25-year-old (in August) Alexander is also coming off a torn ACL. He battled hamstring issues in 2017 and served a four-game suspension in 2015. Alexander is not an asset in coverage. We are frankly a bit baffled at the numbers. The 49ers are projecting a big step forward.
Fools and their money are soon parted Winder.
We’re the Hekawi.
He’ll join the other overpaid ACL rehabbers now.
At least they’ll get acquainted quickly I suppose.
Just in time for the new and improved Medical/Training Staff.
Tribe travel West, over stream, over river, over mountain, over mountain, over river, over stream! Then come big day… tribe fall over cliff. That when Hekawi get name. Medicine man say to my ancestor, “I think we lost. Where the heck are we?”.
What a Fuk’n joke.
Guessing we’ve got the highest paid Kicker now too?
At least he’s got 2 good knees for now.
Yeah loved Cedrick Hardman!
High octane motor, that never gave up on a play!
Truly a great 49er RIP Cedrick!! #86
They should be making a pitch for LAC WR Tyrell Williams too.
With the cash they just unloaded on Kwon, I’m sure Earl will be a challenge too.
Happy to see Frank chugging along for another year too.
Guy is solid gold.
Might have to plan ahead for his visit to the NYJ this year.
This about sums up my feelings on the opening effort in FA – Along with the D+ Grade attached.
The 49ers strike early and heavily in free agency as they intend to sign LB Kwon Alexander to a four-year, $54 million deal, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Alexander should fit in at the team’s WIL linebacker spot alongside Fred Warner. While Alexander makes sense for the Niners, the cost here is exorbitant and not just in terms of Alexander’s money. This is the price the Niners are paying for the swing and a miss on Reuben Foster. Foster was supposed to be the guy to hold this job and because he couldn’t avoid trouble, the Niners found themselves having to spend big at the position. The trickle down effect of that could mean they’re unable to fill other holes on their defense.
Kwon is either a steal what with him being a young pro-bowler, or he’s another fucking stupid risk coming off a serious knee injury.
Man, Im at the point I just don’t get what these guys see or do in their war rooms concerning players available.I REALLY felt this way when looking at Baalke’s drafts.
Dee Ford and Dante Fowler would be guys I’d throw the sink at. Not Kwon Alexander. They let a couple safeties fly by, but I guess they are looking to sign Earl Thomas on the (relatively) cheap. At least I hope so. I mean, shit, our glaring obvious needs are not that hard to figure out, yet we make moves like Alexander.
As badly as the Foster signing turned out, it’s hard to really fault Lynch for that. No one has a crystal ball and can see into the future regarding their stupidity. We were all singing the praises of Aldon Smith after his 19.5 sack season. He did what he did.
Some guys grow up, some guys fuck up.
Bullit is 100% behind this signing and that’s all that matters. Your opinion is irrelevant.
Get yourself another fucking hobby, skippy.
It’s rude behavior like this that got you rightfully banned from 49ers Outsider
And I’m the snowflake. What a candy-ass worthless piece of shit you are. You’re no fan. You are pathetic.
You will never post your liberal lunacy on my blog ever again.
I am nowhere near the disappointment with this regime as I was the last few years of Baalky. We still don’t seem to have a good batting average as far as FA’s go though. But overall I still think our 1st draft was pretty good and last years even better. At least we play a full 60 minutes now. We have had some tough luck with the injury bug and hopefully that ends this year. Also i really don’t give a fuck how much money any player gets as long as he plays good. I used to spend quite a bit of money with the Niners but now days I don’t spend a dime. None of the money they spend comes from me. I am still all in with Lynch and KS at least for another year.
I’m with you for the most part, Winder. And yeah, I think Lynch/Shanny is worlds better than Baalke/Sing-Harbs-Bag-o-donuts-Kelly could even pretend to be. And like I said, Foster was a bit of a gamble, but we could have very well taken him with the 3rd pick and no one would have batted an eye.
I hope that Kwon is OK, but that is a wait-and-see as well. Along with Kentavius Street.
Yeah, I thought we struck gold with Foster so it just goes to show you never really know. I wasn’t happy with the Thomas pick because we haven’t really had good luck with Stanford linemen.I forgot who I really wanted but I’m pretty sure it was offense for the pick. Might have been McCaffrey(sp).
OBJ traded to the Browns!
Giants keep screwing themselves as they can’t let go of Eli Manning ,and will screwup their draft as well..
Damm Chiefs are trading Dee Ford supposedly to the 49ers for a 2nd round pick in the 2020 draft.
Total highway robbery for the Niners!!
Finally, finally, fi freakin’ ly. Now get Bosa and we’ll call it a wrap.
Holy shit! I did like Ford as a free agent. Hey, we can still get Bosa and we’ll be OK.
Boss at LEO and Ford at SAM (best)
Trade down to a QB hungry team for a boatload. Giants could give #6 and then
Ford at LEO Allen at SAM
Humm Baby we got ourselves a pass rush.
freakin’ auto spell-correct (sic sic sic)
I seriously get why the Giants did it, a 1st, a 3rd AND a safety for ODBJ? But they sure left Eli hanging.
This guarantees they get a QB and go full tilt rebuild this year. Sorry Eli. Your last year is going to be a benching.
Well the doormat Browns will now be a powerhouse!
Baker,OBJ,Landry,Chubb,&Myles Jack etc damm their going to wreck havoc and I for one think it’s great 👍
Yeah, I’ve been a big Mayfield fan since I watched him come off the bench his first game. Took about two minutes and I said, “Holy Cow! Now I understand what the Browns are doing.”
Yeehaw! Dee Ford! Like RT said, get Nick Bosa and we’ll have book-end terrors! We have the interior line with depth to support a Ford-Bosa siege on the QB!
Yeah Berger, nice pieces adding up front!
Ford,Buckner,AA,Thomas,Get Bosa and I can see a vision of the “GoldRush Days” which would get my juices flowing seeing hits on a QB consistently again..
Marsh team leader 2018 – 39 pressures
Ford 2018 – 78 pressures
Gaels beat the Zags!!
Russia paying him?
A 1 AND a 3 for ODB? Jarvis Landry is no mook and they get him anyway.
They got balls, and they got a lot of talent, and they are winning the off-season, but until I see them actually do something, they are still the Browns. Hey, I’d like to see it, but somehow the wheels always seem to fall off.
And we’ll still be a million times better than the lowly Whiners.
Wow, Dennis, never took you for a fair weather fan. I bet your mom is ashamed of you.
Fantastic move by Lynch Ford is a great player. KC did us good.
New thread is up . . ,.