The 49ers did the smart thing and locked up the services of Fred Warner, linebacker extraordinaire, to a 5 year, $95 million deal. $12 mill bonus, $40 mill guaranteed. The rest is back-loaded. Dude is a stud and is (so far) dependable, so sure, keep him happy. Interesting thing Warner said is how good Dee Ford looks. I’ll believe it when I see it, but having him at near 100% would be very nice.
3rd round pick Thomas Ambry also signed his rookie deal for 4 years and 4.7 million. that leaves only one guy left to sign, and we all know who that is. Camp starts on July 27th (the hit the field on the 31st) so you’d think they’ll have that deal worked out by then. We are getting closer to the dreaded practice sessions, and all the mayhem they bring before we dive headlong into the 2021 season. I for one can’t wait. Cautiously optimistic we have a very good team and we should be kicking ass and taking names.
That is awesome. Outside of DeForest Buckner, the Niners have done a good job since Shana-Lynch came on at locking up their key guys. I’m not the least bit concerned about Lance signing. It’s a little weird that it’s this late in the game, but I’m confident they’ll get it done in plenty of time. With the way things are structured these days there’s not a ton of wiggle room for the players (as I understand it), and Lance is in an ideal situation.
I’ve no doubt he is eyeballing the starting job from the get go, I’d be disappointed if he wasn’t, but I think the competition is going to push JG to pretty amazing heights this year. Barring injury, I expect a huge year from him, with TL probably being sprinkled in here and there for “special plays” that Shanny designs for him.
Anyway, I’m ready for this media shit show to finally end and for the actual football to begin. Shanahan’s #1 goal this camp should be to keep guys healthy and upright, not a foregone conclusion given his proclivity to push his players so hard. They do that and this team is going to compete, big time.
Who’s ready for a sold out Levi’s and some REAL football? That place is going to be rocking, even during preseason games. As fans, I know we’re all champing at the bit for this thing to get back on track.
With the Giants cooking all year and coming off the big series against the steaming Dog-pile, throwing the Niners into the mix will be like throwing gasoline on the fire. ROFL!
My predicted break-out guy this camp is Azeez Al-Shaair. He’s one hell of an athlete, and has shown flashes his first two years. I think he’s gonna step up and be the third guy at LB. Since I suck at predictions, we shall see!
Yeah, he has shown flashes of speed and ability. Greenlaw came out like a missile and hasn’t slowed since. If anything, this team has speed to burn from sideline to sideline.
Ford is a pretty big wildcard. If he can play close to his top form, we are in for a treat.
Yeah, the reports on Ford are encouraging, it’d be nice to get some kind of productive return on him, but I’m dubious about these preseason reports of guys “looking great.” They happen every year and I’m not sure how much truth is behind them or how they end up panning out.
That said, Sanu says he’s feeling great from an injury standpoint. I’d love to see him step up, because when he’s right he’s been pretty good in his career.
I’m hoping Sam Ebukam spells the end of No See Dee.
He’s been an expensive FA bust IMO.
Maybe he’ll surprise us and have a great year. I bet that’s what Shanahan is hoping for.
Bad backs and football just don’t mix. Sometimes when I sneeze I feel my back pull. Can’t count on Dee and Hurd either for that matter. But, i know we are gonna see some good football this year.
You are old, Winder!!!! Hey I’m right there with you.
Lol, next birthday is the big 70. Being a laborer my whole life wasn’t to kind to my back. Being a baker is just a another way to say laborer. But i am in good shape compared to some that I know.
Wow. 70! Just hit 60 this year and I’ve had a bad back since I was 19. Two compression fractures (L4 & L5) when I was 46 didn’t help. But Most of the time I’m OK. See the chiropractor a lot tho.
i used to go the the chiropractor but my hip has been out of whack for so long that when they tried to straighten it it just made it worse.
I’m between both you Winder&Chuck will be 65 in August.And yes physical toll ( lumber industry)caught up with me as well. Had both neck surgery,and a hip replacement in the last couple of years, sucks when the body starts breaking down compared to when we were young bucks full of energy..
Whiskey and painkillers is the life for me!!!
I don’t do much of anything anymore. I guess i had my fun when I was younger. I have a sister that has some serious medical issues which the doctors used to write painkillers for her. She is 72 now and the fucking doctors just cut her off. She never used pot until they did that. I got her to try eating some to help her get some sleep. She has to wear one of those masks at night. Now the pot and a few things like Benadryl and meletonin make it so she can at least get some sleep. She is never going to get better so I don’t know why the doctors just don’t give her the pain pills.
That sucks. Most doctors hand that shit out like Halloween candy. I don’t even really use pain killers. They don’t work that well on me. I just feel stupid and in pain. Ibuprofen is as good as norco for me.
Signed Lance! New thread coming