Good Morning Campers!

The clock has officially started on the 2019 season, and for the first time in a long time at the start of camp, we aren’t worried about a player in trouble with the law, (Reuben, Aldon Smith, Ray Mc D, etc.), we aren’t worried about a GM who hates his coach, a coach that farts his way through his initial presser, a revolving door at the coaching position, and a plethora of shitty players without a clue on how to succeed.

For once it’s finally only about football. All our picks are signed. Including the great white hype that is Nick Bosa, and our hopefully #1 WR Deebo Samuel. Crazy thing about this season is that the possibilities are endless. In the immortal words of NoFear, I predict something between 10-6 and 6-10. All kidding aside, there are a lot of questions.

  • Are all the offensive pieces going to click into place and become a top 10 offense?
  • Will the all the new defensive pieces coalesce into a top 10 unit?
  • Will Nick Bosa stay healthy? Jason Verrette? Jimmy G? Jerick McKinnon?
  • Can this revamped defense rush the passer well enough to create turnovers?
  • Will the secondary not get torched regularly, and not leave guys wide wide open?

We all know the drill. Injuries can waylay the best of plans, and last year’s team, one that had much the same expectations this one does coming off the 5-game winning streak of Garoppolo. Last started kinda shakey (Jimmy’s only win was nearly negated by a horrible pick near the end of the game), and was crippled by an ill-advised juke by Garoppolo. The season thereafter was an audition for myriad positions, and set the stage for yet another strong performance by a new QB late in the season. The unheralded Big Nick Mullens of course. CJ Beathard cemented his legacy as a guy who can take a hit, but was not getting it done on the field.

It seemed all our RB, DBs, and LBs, got hurt and we were revolving tons of different guys in and out of the lineup. Brieda was great but was in and out of the lineup. Jeff Wilson and Raheem Mostert played very well as 4th string replacements. the LBs and DBs however were a mixed bag of shit most of the time. However, I think a lot of that can be attributed to George Saleh. I think he did more to confuse his own players than to confuse opposing offenses. Guys were left wide open, like no one within 15 yards,  waaaaay too many times early on.  Things got a little better later as Selah simplified things and the breakdowns weren’t as prevalent.

Anyhow, here we go. The Giants already lost their presumptive #1 WR Sterling Shepard with a thumb injury. We need to keep the injury bug at bay.

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26 Responses to Good Morning Campers!

  1. rtfirefly says:

    Jimmy G. and Kwon will sit out the Dallas game. 44 days to go till the real thing!

  2. unca_chuck says:

    4 guys on the pup list.

    TE Garrett Celek
    RB Jerick McKinnon
    C/G Weston Richburg
    DB Jimmie Ward

    McKinnon should be cleared soon. As well as Westie and Jimmie. Celek is the one lost likely to miss a bunch of games.
    In response, the Niners signed TE Niles Paul. He’s a hybrid as he’s fast for a TE at 6’1″ 242.

    Best year was 2014 with 39 catches for 507 yards.

  3. unca_chuck says:

    Why does that sound like John Cleese singing instead of Keith Moon?

    • Winder says:

      Never did see the movie.When the rock opera came out it was a big deal. Never was a big Who fan, I liked some of their stuff but not a whole lot.

  4. unca_chuck says:

    Aaaaaand McKinnon has a ‘flare-up’ with his knee. He may never suit up for a play.

    And rightfully so, they are being very cautious with Jimmy G and Kwon. Neither will pay in the Dallas game, if not the Denver game. I just don’t think it is possible to get through a season without 3 or 4 major injuries.

  5. unca_chuck says:

    And we signed G/C Dillon Day. Westie is slowly coming back from his surgery.

  6. Winder says:

    chuck- it sounds like they don’t think McKinnon’s flair up is a big deal but he should be pretty well healed up by now. i hope he can play because he can give the running game a whole different dimension.

  7. rtfirefly says:

    Bosa beat Staley 3 times today, including 1 would-be strip-sack of Jimmy G.

    The Bosa Express is heating up!

  8. barleyfreak says:

    Good assessment of what can be. Or not be. As for the injury potential, it leads me to this bold prediction. If Jimmy Galapagos stays healthy, we finish 9-7. If he is out any significant amount of time, then 6-10.

    We’re improved. But need the big Jimmy G QB.

  9. unca_chuck says:

    Winder, the only reason to watch that movie now is to see all the people that were in it with the Who. Eric Clapton, Tina Turner, Elton John, Jack Nicholson among others.

    Pretty stupid generally, but it does really touch upon the greed behind the cults that were springing up all over the world at the time.

    Quadrophenia is a great film. And album. Better than the Tommy ones. I rank the Who right up there with the Beatles and Stones. And I’ll tell you one thing, the Who nailed every show I saw of theirs. Saw them 3 times. The two Stones shows I saw were mediocre. Never saw the Beatles.

    • Winder says:

      chuck- I had a lot of friends that thought the same way about the Who they never missed a show when they came through town. Don’t really know why i don’t really care for em. I never liked Lynyrd Skynyrd very much either. I guess it’s just personal taste.

    • rtfirefly says:

      How can you forget Ann-Margret?

  10. Nicholas Bosa says:

    The great white hype? Why do you have to be so racist? I know you’ll be at camp every day with your George Foreman grill cooking up plastic fish and these hyped up Niner rookies will be eating every last inch of what you’ve got cooking. So gross.

  11. Winder says:

    Always liked this one

  12. alleykat69 says:

    I’ve seen The Who 4-5 times always put on a fantastic show.I was at the Cow Palace when Keith Moon passed out on elephant tranquilizer faceplanting over his drum set! Some time went bye then had a quick audition yell out “Hey anybody out in the audience play drums?” Of course theirs plenty to try out, and this dude came up and really did nail it on “Won’t get fooled again”!

    • unca_chuck says:

      That show lives in infamy. First time I saw them was with the Dead at a day of the green in 1976 i think. The only show I saw them with Keith Moon.

  13. Irish Kevin says:

    So McKinnon already not going to play in the home opener, same with Jimmy G

  14. unca_chuck says:

    The preseason home opener. I could care less.

  15. unca_chuck says:

    I think Celek is the only one who will miss games.

  16. unca_chuck says:

    New thread is up.

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