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OK, What the Heck is wrong with this guy...

Matt McGuire

I know I shouldn't hinge my feelings on draft sites out there, but c'mon man! What the heck is up with Matt McGuire from Walterfootball.com? An F for Davis and a D for Iupati? Then he blows up Davis saying he has NO intangibles, none. WTF???!!!

Irresponsible sports journalism. I used to like the site because of the information, but not necessarily the opinions of those that run the site. I email Walter on occasion and we sometimes agree, but mostly disagreed this year. But, he doesn't make outlandish claims like that.

As of today, I lost all respect for Mike as a sports journalist and draftnik. I know some here really don't like them. Now I see why. I just read his analysis today and simply

my guts out. Then, I'm like, WTF.

He's entitled to his opinion, fricked up and whacked as it is.

Anyone else?

[Insert blasting here]
I definitely wouldnt call his work sports journalism. That would be an insult to sports journalists
Originally posted by Kalen49ers:
I definitely wouldnt call his work sports journalism. That would be an insult to sports journalists

....my bad.
Like you said, it's just his opinion (as silly as it is).
Here's another guy named Drew Boylart from The Huddle Report who hated our 1st three picks . . .

http://www.thehuddlereport.com/Free/archive/2010DRAFT/drewNFC.shtml

Quote:
I don't get it! The 49er's are going to a spread offense because Alex Smith can not handle any other style of offense. So what do the 49 er's do ? They proceed to draft two of the worse pass blocking offensive lineman in the draft! Anthony Davis OL Rutgers can run block but his techniques are so bad and inconsistent when pass blocking an old lady with a walker, a cane and a seeing eye dog could still make it to the QB faster then Anthony can get out of his stance. Add to that Mike (Turnstile) Iupati OG Idaho and these two boys are going to leak pass rushes into the backfield like crazed shoppers splitting the security detail on the first shopping day of the Christmas rush in a Wal-Mart store! Add to this Taylor Mays S/LB USC who lacks football intelligence, instincts and whiffs on tackles like a computer geek trying swing a bat at a baseball and you have a draft that just doesn't seem to fit what this team is all about. Unless the 49 er's have decided not to go to the spread offense and not to play Mays at all this draft was a big mistake. At least they finish the rest of the draft by drafting from the big college programs and could find a diamond in the rough...I hope!


I'd say his talent evaluations are questionable at best. I can specifically recall that he was ABSOLUTELY CERTAIN that Joe Flacco would be a bust for the Ravens and he touted our former 4th rounder Jay Moore as a sure-fire future Pro-Bowler at OLB.

He wasn't high on either one of them before the draft. Like we saw with Mel there's some bitterness there because we passed on his boy Claussen twice.
how about a link to the article
As I've said many times, do not trust these completely unprofessional charlatans pretending to be draft experts. Walterfootball is a bunch of hogwash.

Like Scott Wright, I find zero credibility with him.

[ Edited by OnTheClock on Apr 30, 2010 at 11:13:27 ]
f**k their opinions!
Originally posted by SonocoNinerFan:
Here's another guy named Drew Boylart from The Huddle Report who hated our 1st three picks . . .

http://www.thehuddlereport.com/Free/archive/2010DRAFT/drewNFC.shtml

Quote:
I don't get it! The 49er's are going to a spread offense because Alex Smith can not handle any other style of offense. So what do the 49 er's do ? They proceed to draft two of the worse pass blocking offensive lineman in the draft! Anthony Davis OL Rutgers can run block but his techniques are so bad and inconsistent when pass blocking an old lady with a walker, a cane and a seeing eye dog could still make it to the QB faster then Anthony can get out of his stance. Add to that Mike (Turnstile) Iupati OG Idaho and these two boys are going to leak pass rushes into the backfield like crazed shoppers splitting the security detail on the first shopping day of the Christmas rush in a Wal-Mart store! Add to this Taylor Mays S/LB USC who lacks football intelligence, instincts and whiffs on tackles like a computer geek trying swing a bat at a baseball and you have a draft that just doesn't seem to fit what this team is all about. Unless the 49 er's have decided not to go to the spread offense and not to play Mays at all this draft was a big mistake. At least they finish the rest of the draft by drafting from the big college programs and could find a diamond in the rough...I hope!


I'd say his talent evaluations are questionable at best. I can specifically recall that he was ABSOLUTELY CERTAIN that Joe Flacco would be a bust for the Ravens and he touted our former 4th rounder Jay Moore as a sure-fire future Pro-Bowler at OLB.


Sounds like this guy can't see the forest for the trees. He's too hung up on the Alex Smith / spread offense stuff imo. Its clear Sing intends to build the offense he wants, whether Alex & his one year contract fit it or not.

The additions of Jimmy Raye and Mike Solari clearly indicate he wants a system similar to the one ran in KC when Vermeil was there. That system featured guys like Willie Roaf and Brian Waters, who are similar in style and build to Davis & Iupati. Their size and quickness is what makes them good fits for that system. Just take a look at Baalke's film review / sales job where he constantly talked about their quickness. I'm sure there was a reason for that.

That KC offense, built on a power rushing attack led by Priest Holmes (& later on, Larry Johnson), was consistently among the league's best in those years. It also featured a passing attack built around a TE. I would say that if Sing is building his offense around any particular players, it sounds more like he has Gore & Davis in mind than Alex Smith. So downgrading our draft because our selections don't fit the only system Alex can run (apparently, according to him) is pretty ignorant.
Originally posted by Overkill:
Originally posted by SonocoNinerFan:
Here's another guy named Drew Boylart from The Huddle Report who hated our 1st three picks . . .

http://www.thehuddlereport.com/Free/archive/2010DRAFT/drewNFC.shtml

Quote:
I don't get it! The 49er's are going to a spread offense because Alex Smith can not handle any other style of offense. So what do the 49 er's do ? They proceed to draft two of the worse pass blocking offensive lineman in the draft! Anthony Davis OL Rutgers can run block but his techniques are so bad and inconsistent when pass blocking an old lady with a walker, a cane and a seeing eye dog could still make it to the QB faster then Anthony can get out of his stance. Add to that Mike (Turnstile) Iupati OG Idaho and these two boys are going to leak pass rushes into the backfield like crazed shoppers splitting the security detail on the first shopping day of the Christmas rush in a Wal-Mart store! Add to this Taylor Mays S/LB USC who lacks football intelligence, instincts and whiffs on tackles like a computer geek trying swing a bat at a baseball and you have a draft that just doesn't seem to fit what this team is all about. Unless the 49 er's have decided not to go to the spread offense and not to play Mays at all this draft was a big mistake. At least they finish the rest of the draft by drafting from the big college programs and could find a diamond in the rough...I hope!


I'd say his talent evaluations are questionable at best. I can specifically recall that he was ABSOLUTELY CERTAIN that Joe Flacco would be a bust for the Ravens and he touted our former 4th rounder Jay Moore as a sure-fire future Pro-Bowler at OLB.


Sounds like this guy can't see the forest for the trees. He's too hung up on the Alex Smith / spread offense stuff imo. Its clear Sing intends to build the offense he wants, whether Alex & his one year contract fit it or not.

The additions of Jimmy Raye and Mike Solari clearly indicate he wants a system similar to the one ran in KC when Vermeil was there. That system featured guys like Willie Roaf and Brian Waters, who are similar in style and build to Davis & Iupati. Their size and quickness is what makes them good fits for that system. Just take a look at Baalke's film review / sales job where he constantly talked about their quickness. I'm sure there was a reason for that.

That KC offense, built on a power rushing attack led by Priest Holmes (& later on, Larry Johnson), was consistently among the league's best in those years. It also featured a passing attack built around a TE. I would say that if Sing is building his offense around any particular players, it sounds more like he has Gore & Davis in mind than Alex Smith. So downgrading our draft because our selections don't fit the only system Alex can run (apparently, according to him) is pretty ignorant.

Wasn't that after Raye left though? If I'm not mistaken Holmes was a Vermeil pick up. Raye was out of KC upon Vermeil's hiring.

[ Edited by tjd808185 on Apr 30, 2010 at 11:39:27 ]
Originally posted by Thorhawk:
how about a link to the article
You got it man!
Originally posted by ninertico:
Originally posted by Thorhawk:
how about a link to the article
You got it man!


What a little c**t this guy is. He gave a s**t grade to any team who he thought needed a QB and didn't pick Clausen or a team that picked a QB not named Clausen.

Wow.
How many Niner games have these guys watched the past few years? I would guess not many.
This guy obviously sucks dick on the reg.