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Everything posted by Khyber53

  1. Well, by all means, what would be the @stbugs way? Enlighten us oh swami of the swamp!
  2. I'd say there's a chance we trade back into the first round to get him if Herbert falls below say pick #12. We're still going DT with the #7 pick.
  3. Plus, some guy called Billy_M is telling us exactly how Hurney thinks? Who is Billy_M? What's his inside info? What's his experience? I mean, it doesn't take much knowledge to drop something on Twitter. Actually, it takes nothing. Meh.
  4. In one statement, you've completely destroyed any good opinions I might have had of you. You poor misguided fool.
  5. Wasn't downplaying it one bit. Was keeping perspective, though.
  6. I'm not sure if that's a put down or a compliment.
  7. Life is going to be disrupted for a while. The illness will be a big problem for the elderly and those who have underlying health conditions -- particularly those with asthma, COPD and emphysema -- life threatening in the worst cases. Most folks who catch it, however, will recover after feeling lousy for a while. The economy will be disrupted, not just for the immediate future but also for a way on down the line as ripples throughout the supply chain affect industry and retail. Banking, lending and investing are bracing themselves for hits to their sectors as other businesses/people who run close to the margin are unable to keep up with their debts during this time. It will be okay, though. This isn't going to be the bubonic plague revisited, or even the 1918 Influenza pandemic. We have better medical technology, better understanding of epidemiology, better communications, better nutrition and a whole host of other items that should give everyone hope and peace of mind. Yeah, it will possibly get rough, but as much as anything for the average person it will just be a massive inconvenience for a while. For those with elderly family members or who have lung ailments, keep them in your prayers and do everything you can for them. Until this all passes, just wash your hands, avoid big crowds and show common courtesy to those around you. The world is going to have to slow down for a bit, make the most of it.
  8. Video directed by Alton Brown of Good Eats fame. Edit to correct: Nope, my bad. It was "The One I Love" video. Same timeframe, same Southern Gothic feel.
  9. But do you remember The Mighty Igor? The Minnesota Wrecking Crew? Black Jack Mulligan (that's his grandson out there as Bray Wyatt/The Fiend)?
  10. I hope you are exactly right about how this plays out. It sure will be interesting and of a whole different flavor than we've gotten used to in the last couple of decades. May he build a program that keeps on going year after year, improving and solidifying. I mean, that's what Belichick did. Of course, let's do it without all the cheating. That goes without saying, right?
  11. Can't believe I just watched that whole first video. Can't believe I want to watch the next! That was strangely and wonderfully entertaining!
  12. Teams never have trouble finding 90 people to come to camp. The vast majority of them are camp fodder nomads going to whichever team has available space and hopefully a glaring need. The majority of those folks are basically giving their all just to catch on to a special teams spot. They are not hard to find and their numbers are legion. Quality free agents are another thing, and this year they won't be coming cheap. Honestly, we should avoid the top end and maybe just pick up a handful of experienced journeyman guys, preferrably ones with coaching attitudes to help out with growing our future. But big splashes? Not in the FA market. We're more inline for the great player hanging it up kind of splashes... and we've had that happen already.
  13. Yep. I'm thinking we're going to need to learn a lot more names this year than we have in the past. Regime change, right? There's always a couple of lost players that really hurt. I think, though, that both of them left early on with the departure of Olsen and the retirement of Luke. Perhaps the rest will be pretty painless, but full of gain in the end.
  14. I like Rhule and what he is saying. Let's hope it goes all as planned.
  15. When I was a kid, my Dad had a mid-1960s Jaguar XKE. Beautiful car -- convertible, British racing green, fast as anything on the road, handled like a dream. Went through more oil than gas, spending more time in the shop than on the roads. I still love that car in memory, but in reality, I understand why he just threw up his hands and sold it to the first sucker who'd buy it. And you can see the parallels to Cam.
  16. Shaq is already signed, sealed and delivered. Beyond that: JJ Jansen is a lock. Probably Tre Boston will be back and a very slight chance for Mario. KK may be back just because he's under contract and we may well pick up a DT in the first round. Cam... there's so much out there hanging over the decision-making process. Is he healthy, is he capable, is he back to SuperCam? Really, who knows?
  17. He's going to get paid, I'm just not sure that what we could and should offer will be near what he can get from some other teams. Hate to see him go, but it's back to that "play ceiling was below the pay ceiling" thing.
  18. Good, it'd be a shame to lose him. I think he still has a lot of potential that hasn't been tapped, just need a good coach to develop him. I'm in no way saying he should get the nod over Cam, but I think he has the ability to be a good journeyman QB and a really solid backup with a bit more seasoning and coaching.
  19. Allen need some good coaching and some protection to be effective. If you think of him as a rookie, then he performed better than you could expect. Those wins weren't on our defense and somehow we produced two players with over 1,000 yards receiving --- someone had to throw them the ball. I say you keep Kyle on as the back-up and keep letting him get second team reps and carrying a clip board. He CAN turn into a respectable QB and perhaps the new coaching staff can do that. The cost isn't high to keep him and at a win vs dollars ratio, he was about as good as you could ask for. Grier, whew, that's a tough one, isn't it? He has a pedigree and college experience, but he looked horrible out there. Of course, most of his team had quit by that point and he was being coached by Manny, Moe and Jack for all intents and purposes. I say bring him into camp and let him compete for that third string QB position. That being said, my biggest worry is still Cam. We at least know that Allen and Grier can be medically cleared to trot out onto the field in September. Cam... I won't feel good until I see him pop up from a big hit in a pre-season game.
  20. The rebuild really can't start until Lynch and Shanahan got to work. And for comparison purposes here, that should be where the beginning is. Prior to that, for the 49ers, is the reason for the rebuild.
  21. Very true. The team was 6-10 the year before. And 2017 is the first year with Kyle Shanahan, following horrible years under Tomsula and Chip Kelly. 2017 is also the year that John Lynch came aboard as the GM. If we really want to look at the rebuild then 2017 is probably the best year to start with. There were good pick ups in earlier drafts, but they were still developing players (or poorly utilized ones). Still, not a tanking set up, but a team building one.
  22. There's a difference between actively tanking and actively being on the rebuild. The 49ers were 4-12 in 2018... that wasn't tanking, that was a complete remodel. And it paid off. Quickly.
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