Notorious BIG among others was spinning in his grave yesterday as the nation got a big fat slice of West Coast rap, what with Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre taking over the world for a little while a few miles from where they both grew up in Compton. Dre’s protege Slim Shady even made an appearance and got in a quick kneel-down in honor of our own Colin Kaepernick.
Funny how the NFL still gets kicked in the balls over their treatment of Kaepernick, even as they do this Super Bowl tribute to the West Coast rap scene. While Brian Flores pulls back the ugly truth over the joke that is the Rooney Rule process of shining on black head coaching candidates. Seeing as Kaepernick is still black-balled by the league, and Nick Mullens has a job, I guess the double-secret probation still applies.
Oh yeah, the game. The Super Bowl. Maybe the Super Bowel. It was a fairly uninspiring game. Both coaches played it not to lose and both nearly lost the game in various ways. Cincy stupidly went for it early on 4th and 1 from midfield, and failed. This gave the Rams a short field and their first TD. Cincy’s O line was pretty much a disaster, but they held together for the first 35 minutes anyway, giving the Bengals a 20-13 lead midway through the 3rd quarter, after pick #2 from Matthew Stafford. Mr. Lucky. Mr. I never met a deep pass I underthrew for a pick in the playoffs. I guess it fits that Kupp gets the MVP as Stafford was unimpressive throughout the playoffs with 6 TDs and 4 picks.
The 2nd half was a punt fest as both teams tried to out-wimp each other. Cincy had a better excuse as their offensive line completely fell apart and allowed 6 sacks in the 2nd half. But still, Cincy faced a 2nd and 1, and tried the home run and failed, tried a run up the middle and failed, and then went for the short pass and failed. Call me crazy, but at that point in the game, down 3, the impetus is to keep the chains moving, not to go for the deep pass. Do that when you GET the 1st down. Everyone in the world, including Kyle Shanahan, knew the 3rd down play would be a run up the middle. If you are gonna go for it on 4th, do something different on 3rd.
Oh well. The pisser to me is this was a truly shitty set of teams in the playoffs, and had we won 2 weeks ago, I think we win this game handily. Neither team looked very good, and at least of the AFC side, KC and Buffalo were better than Cincinnati. Oh well. Another season like this ne and we should be in good shape. Lance should provide a lot of offense and we won;’
I didn’t pay any attention to the halftime show. I just don’t like rap never have. I couldn’t tell you the name of two songs by any rapper ever. As far as Kap and the knee, I was pissed at him mostly because of the distraction in the clubhouse and most of that was caused by the fucking media. They like to stir shit up.
The game for me was just another reminder of the Great Equalizer. Officiating.
In the era of ‘gambling is legal now’, not much has changed.The Vegas line is King.
With any luck, Stephen Ross will be the poster child for how and why the NFL needs to break up the Billionaire Boys Club. Word is Flores has witnesses to the pay to tank allegations.
My attention is now on the moves Lynch and Shanny make to fill the voids left by McDaniel et al.
Gotta look to KC and how they overhauled their OL to protect Mahomes, and apply that to Trey.
Lynn is likely to improve things for Sermon, and the RBs in general, just to follow his recent path from Buffalo to SD.
His scheme helped improve the RB passing game while taking heat off the young QBs at both places. Something I’m sure they have in mind for Trey.
Money concerns are next. Dealing Jimmeh is automatic.
I’d lean toward restructures or dealing both Armstead and Ward. This Draft class is loaded with both positions and value for both guys is high, along with their Cap numbers.
My early crush is DE Josh Pachal from UK as an automatic upgrade for Dee.
I don’t like the idea of overspending for Laken either. Gotta think they were preparing Banks to replace him, we’ll see?
My early Draft line of attack is my normal thought process most of the time.
Protect the QB / Sack the QB.
Keeping the trenches well supplied and putting the pressure on the opposing QBs helps the Secondary.
Spend on the Big Nasties 😀
Eric Bieniemey. He also has a much better chance to be a HC from the 9ers than KC.
9ers are SB contenders with Garopplo not Mahomes.
The parade in LA will be just another traffic jam! Too bad I’m not able to leave my attic.
i just wish I knew what we had in Banks. The fact that he couldn’t crack the starting lineup worries me. Lenoir? Hey, he was a low round guy. Banks was a 2nd round pick. I think they don;t go DE until they see how Kinlaw shakes out. They may go FA there.
I think Banks is gonna be a bust. For some reason I think it’s his attitude and not his physical attributes. He has had every opportunity to be on the active roster.
I’ve read that Banks’ struggle was brought about when changing to the right side.
Seems his natural instincts are better where he played in college, left side.
We’ll see what happens I guess?
Yeah Banks natural position is LG not sure why the Niners tried to convert him to RG? Can’t call him a bust yet until he plays and hopefully doesn’t turn into Joshua Garrett a real bust. Just a guess the Niners will let Tomlinson walk due to his age (30) and larger offers from other teams and go with Banks at LG next to LT Williams can only help improve his play..
Still what they should of done was to draft C Creed Humphries ( picked after Banks )to replace an aging Mack and been set at Center for a decade! Chiefs really scored getting him as he’s already one of the best centers in the game..
Kat- I think they will pay Tomlinson he was an every down player this year. The only reason I said that Banks was a bust is because I have heard him speak a couple of times and he sounded nonchalant to me. That is not a good sound for a rookie but I might have totally misread that.
If that’s the case they can move Tomlinson to RG. They need to do something. Mack? Hey get 1-2 more years and see where we are. He played all year fine.
I’m thinking Laken is gone Chuck.
He’s likely to get some attractive offers and we’re hurting for money at the moment.
Need to get Jimmy’s money off the books before anything else happens.
Then they need to pay Deebo and Bosa.
Other than that……
I’m with Winder. I think they find a way to keep Tomlinson.
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