News from Santa Clara is mostly good. The defense is humming along now that we have a better pass rush, and the offense yesterday was led by Jimmy G at a 14-21 completion rate, and some nice red-zone work. The biggest surprise in camp so far is the fight for backup TE, where Ross Dwelley is moving past rookie Kaden Smith, and injured Garrett Celek. He of course was an undrafted signee, but spent the offseason in Nashville working with George Kittle and The Beater to his advantage.
Deebo Samuel is starting to show signs of life as he hauled in a deep pass between the CB and a closing safety, beat them both to the ball, and stayed on his feet for the score.
Worrisome is the play of backup center Ben Garland. He’s getting beat like a drum, and with Westie on the bricks till opening day, Garland will hopefully improve, or we may need to do something when cut-down day sends some talent into the void.
McKinnon and Verrett were nowhere to be seen, nut K’Wuan Williams is quietly putting together a solid camp as well. He’ll be mainly a nickel back, but since we play in the NFC West with the likes of Goff, Wilson, and now Murray, I foresee a LOT of nickel. Having him playing well will be a big help.
4 days till the Dallas game!
Jerick “The Jet” McKinnon has been activated from the PUP.
Huzzah! Hopefully he’s fully bubble-wrapped.
Out since Sept. 1, 2018.
For that same knee to flair up only a couple of weeks ago i don’t feel very confident with the Jet. Good thing is we got some pretty good runners who can take his snaps even Wilson is a pretty good runner as long as he holds onto the ball.
Tevin’s apparently been fumbling in practice. 3 so far. Niners sign D lineman Jay Bromley, receiver Chris Thompson. I’d like to see us bring in a center.
I was sorry to hear that Skule isn’t doing so great hopefully he gets on the PS. Yeah, I think we kind of didn’t do enough in either the draft or FA about the Oline.
13 days till Jimmy G.!!!
Is it football season? I’m back!
My first major concert. Aerosmith at Anaheim Stadium. Jeff Beck. Jan Hammer. Lynyrd Skynnyrd cancelled because they got in a bar fight 2 nights before. Prince got booed off stage. Starz and their one hit opened. The one hit was I Pulled the Plug.
Were they any good, Bergs? Saw them in 1978 at the Oakland Coliseum, and they cleared the place out they were so terrible. By the end, the stadium was 3/4 empty, and the fans that were there were laughing at them for being so fucked up and awful.
They fucked up Train kept arollin’ terribly as their final song, dropped their dshit and walked off to a chorus of boos.
AC/CD opened, Van Halen followed, then Pat Travers, and Foreigner. They all blew the doors off Aerosmith.
Starz! Saw them in a tiny club in Mt View.
Aerosmith was great. Beck was better. Your line-up was better than the one I saw. Still, Jeff beck is somebody everybody should see. He’s as good as any ever. The main reason I went was to see Skynyrd but they no showed after a fight. The thing about that show, I became a major Jeff Beck fan that day.
Jimmy is the franchise QB but he hasn’t proven anything yet. BDN is lurking.
I looking forward to seeing Ketavius Street!
I think he will have to stand out in camp and pre season to make the roster. Being strong won’t cut it, this D line is stacked.
Elijah Lee might be our best LB but he is fun too watch.
He’s good but Warner has potential star power and is the best LB now IMO.
Welcome back. Guardedly optimistic on both sides of the ball .
If, and this is a big if, we stay healthy we will be as good as any team min the league. Problem is we haven’t shown the ability to stay healthy lately.
Well, we have our new training staff. Not sure how much that’ll help, but at some point we should catch a break.
Yeah, K-Street could be a find. We seem to have a lot of depth on the D line. The O line not so much. Hoping we get a center and a guard or 2.
It’s still way too early to tell who is gonna make the final cut. I read a Niners wire today that said James is probably gonna make it and they will cut the guy who used to play on the Eagles and KB. The same article said they think Street is the odd man out on the Dline. We gotta see some games first. i guess these guys just don’t have anything to write about.
I seriously doubt they are giving up on Street. He was a 1st round guy till he got hurt.
Yeah, I agree. I know we don’t know what he’s really like yet but maybe the brass does I don’t know. I think the fucking writers just throw shit out there because they got nothing better to do.
As I wrote earlier, I think KS will have to shine just to make the roster.
Bosa and Goodwin both injured with lower leg injuries. Both walked off the field under their own power, severity of injuries and length of time out unknown.
Oh boy. If we are gonna gert off to a fast start, we NEED Bosa.
Goodwin came back and practiced more so he seems to be OK> Saleh said Bosa;s injury was minor and “nothing to worry about” if you want to believe that.
Verrett hurt too. In answer to questions, Saleh said he doesn’t think Bosa’s or Verrett’s injuries are serious.
I shouldn’t have written, “In answer to questions”; I don’t know that part.
You know it’s kinda like waiting for the axe to drop. We’ve been plagued by injuries for so long they are now just expected. That’s why rosters should be expanded by another 10 players at least, I mean who really gives a fuck it’s the owners money and since they make enough they could spread a little more out
At least 5 more. Teams should be able to carry 3 QBs.
So I have a question.What’s the deal going forward with the 2 long snappers they have? Kyle Nelson will miss the 1st 6 games due to PED suspension, so Colin Holba (sp) starts and at 25 alot cheaper to keep then Nelson at 32 money wise..You guys think Nelson will be on the chopping block once eligible to return? Don’t need 2 long snappers that’s for sure..
Ankle sprain, likely to sit out preseason as precaution.
Verrett also has a minor ankle sprain. No say on his projected return, but I’m guessing it’s the same as Bosa’s – the real games.
I suppose if Holba works out they’ll just keep him.
Oh Jesus. Starters may not even see preseason games pretty soon.
Bosa will be back when it counts, and Spoon has had a very good camp and might well have locked up the starting job over Verrett even without the injury.
As far as Ford’s tendonitis, it’s chronic and Andy Reid sharply limited his preseason play anyway. For example, he had the same blood platelet treatment in 2016 (at least) and finished the season with 10 sacks. Nothing to see here, move along.
I sprained my buttcheek. Out for the season
I guess Antonio Brown got cold feet about playing the preseason games.
Word is Jimmy G will play games 2 and 3 of the preseason.
Uh oh, it’s a high ankle sprain. Early guess? Out 6+ weeks missing the beginning of the season. Kyle said Bosa will sit out the preseason “and we’ll take it from there.”
Lynch said it not Kyle.
Huh? Lynch said on KNBR, and I’ll try to quote, “It’s the dreaded high ankle sprain.”
But, he also said this to Barrows (Barrows paraphrasing), “It’s not a full-blown high ankle sprain.”
You decipher that and tell me how long Bosa will be out. I’ll stick with preseason only for now.
Wonderful. Hopefully he’s semi-joking about it. I guess we’ll wait and see.
I think “not a full-blown” was more referring to grades of sprain. The severest grade means many months out. The lightest, maybe 4-6 weeks?
Moore is looking like he might win the starting job at FS and be the best we’ve had at that position in some time. Ditto for Greenlaw at strong side linebacker.
Yeah, I’ve been hearing a lot of good things about Greenlaw.
So much for our new fitness coaches we are now dropping like flies and it just practice. How discouraging.
Did I forget to mention that Jet had another setback and is a real candidate now for IR? At least that would let us keep an extra WR, where the competition for the last spot is daunting.
Jesus. McKinnon is the next Lattimore.
Lattimore blew up his entire knee: every ligament, nerve damage. Jet just has some swelling that he’s not used to around the repaired ACL. It’s just that he can’t go on PUP again, so if he’s out any length of time it has be IR for 8 weeks.
I get the extent of Lattimore’s injury, I just don’t think Jerick will play again. Whatever his issues are, his knee will never be able to fully recover to take an NFL pounding.
The news out of camp is that the red-zone offense is doing well.
Considering all the angst about Jimmy G’s recovery, he’s looked terrific. They seem to have put a focus on the deep ball; he’s hit several different guys deep with beautiful passes. Now if our interior OLine doesn’t collapse and of course Jimmy G. stays healthy, we’ll be looking good.
Yeah, I’m really hoping we find more depth on the interior line. Garnett is basically done. Westie is on the shelf, and the rest are underwhelming,
Kyle said yesterday that he does his player evaluations based mostly on practice NOT preseason games. LOL, really gets you excited about preseason huh?
That does make sense though since the competition level is pretty non-existent. I would just be nice to see a healthy team for once.