Good Morning, Campers!

Or, OTAers. Whatever the fuck. The rookies landed last Friday, and of course the big news is Trey Lance. Even head coach Kyle Shanahan got in on the fun, saying he thought that Lance could win the starting job outright, as it is an open competition, saying:

“Yeah, there’s a chance for that at every single position on our team. I think that would be very hard. Jimmy is a really good quarterback. (Lance is) not just coming in and trying to take out some bridge quarterback or something. Jimmy is a guy who we brought here to be our franchise quarterback, and it really worked out for one year. That doesn’t mean it can’t work out. We just hope he stays healthy. But Trey has that ability too. But he has only played one year of college football. He missed last season. So it’s not coming in at all with me expecting that. I don’t know what I expect. I expect him to be a real good player.”

I’m sure the story is much different behind the scenes. As in “Jimmy, you have to fuck up really hard to lose the starting spot.” The last thing the team wants to do is to load the immediate fortunes of the franchise on his shoulders. Yes, this is a strong team that came off an insanely horrible injury-plagued year, but the future could be very much the same in these new rules of little hitting in practice, and reduced practice time in general. it seems that all the major sports have seen a big rise in player injuries. Just look at the NBA for the slew of top talent that has hit the injury list.

That being said, Trey does need to be ready. Jimmy G could very well go down again. I don’t think Josh Rosen is going to beat out Lance. Then again, Alex Smith was the 3rd string QB for the 49ers back in 2005, and the two QBs in front of him (Tim Rattay and Ken Dorsey) were injured/proven ineffective by week 7.

But, speaking of the VOTAs, a bunch of the vets also came in yesterday to be with the rookies (who arrived Friday) for the first scheduled OTAs. Including Jimmy G and George Kittle. A total of 80 players are in camp. However, full team practices don’t start until next week.

Hoping for an uneventful camp.

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29 Responses to Good Morning, Campers!

  1. unca_chuck says:

    • alleykat69 says:

      One thing about Keith Moon, he never missed a day to party his ass off with drugs,alcohol & woman!
      I saw The Who at the Cow Palace the night Moon was so fucked up on elephant tranquilizers he did a face plant over his drum set towards the end of the show,and Roger Daltry ever the show man yelled out to the audience “Can anyone play drums? And of course a show of hands go up, and this guy after warming up some they rocked out to “Won’t get fooled again” it was amazing how good he played considering how great Keith Moon can rock the sticks..A show that I will never forget,it had it all..

  2. unca_chuck says:

    If nothing, the Who was ambitious as hell. And Ann-Margaret is looking good . . .

  3. unca_chuck says:

    Saw them 3 times and they killed it every time.

  4. unca_chuck says:

    Apparently Marquise Lee was a standout in practice the other day. Let’s hope he can revive his career here like Emmanuel Sanders did.

  5. unca_chuck says:

    Good stuff, Winder. Saw Joe Bonamassa in Reno a few years back. Great show.

  6. 12th Man says:

    In other news….NJ49er decided his life wasn’t busy enough, so he created a fledgling line of Niners clothing. So far I have a T-shirt and an awesome sweatshirt. NJ designed the 9er character and had it embroidered on a very nice quality red sweatshirt, I was so impressed I bought 2, literally.

    Its a bit of fun and kinda cool to have an (almost) unique 9ers designed sweatshirt. Needless to say I will be proudly representing it at the games.

    Thanks again NJ!

  7. unca_chuck says:

    Very cool, NJ. Great stuff.

  8. unca_chuck says:

    AK, that Cow Palace show lives on in infamy in rock and roll lore. Very cool that you were there.

    I think they did a story on the guy who stepped in recently.

    • Winder says:

      A lot of people say that the Cow Palace wasn’t a good music venue but I always thought it was great. I used to go there for everything, wrestling. roller derby, and music. One of my favorite shows there was the DSOTM Floyd show. It probably helped that I was frying on some really good acid but whatever it was a great show.

      • Irish Kevin says:

        Hmmm..tried acid once, I can understand why people would get hooked on it, laughed all night long, and colors were vibrant. I stayed a stoner most of the time. Cheech and Chong movies were pretty much like real life, getting out of a car or leaving someone’s house, could still smell it walking down the street.

      • unca_chuck says:

        Damn. That must have been awesome. A good friend of mine’s sister went to that and said it was spectacular. I was just a little too young for that one. 12. And I was out of town for the Animals tour in ’77. My wife saw that one in LA. Ended up seeing Floyd in 1988. Last time I dropped. Just did a small dose but it was pretty great.

        Saw a TON of shows at the Cow Palace. Including Charlie O’Connell and the Bay Bombers, and Haystacks Calhoun. Saw the Rust Never Sleeps Neil Young show they filmed for Live Rust. ZZ Top and Gamma (Montrose). My ears were ringing for a week.

      • Winder says:

        yeah, when I was young pot was always my favorite.

      • unca_chuck says:

        Acid was fun, it just lasted waaaay too long. Peyote, shrooms, and Mescaline were nearly as good but didn’t last 14 hours.

    • Winder says:

      chuck- i loved the wrestling matches and they used to have some big time cards, all the top wrestlers passed through there

  9. unca_chuck says:

    Saw this tour as well. The Clash opened. This was at the Oakland Coliseum outdors though. Incredible show.

  10. Trey Prance says:

    I’m a sad lonely brain dead Rams fan. Please like me.

  11. unca_chuck says:

    You are probably a Dodger fan, too. Giants playing the Dodgers tonight for a big 3 game series. Taking my son to the game for his birthday.

    STOMP the fucking bums!!!

  12. unca_chuck says:

    What a shit game that was. Boriung as fuck. Oh well. Two more to take from them.

  13. unca_chuck says:

    new thread is up’

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