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Predictons: Bubble guys

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Originally posted by jimbagg:
Here are the Final 53 bubble decisions, as I see them at this point:

Back-up WILL LB (behind Haralson): Brooks or Moore as 8th LB. Brooks MRI could affect this decision.

Swing OT (3rd OT on Game Day Active 45): Sims vs a late pick-up from another team.
(Scotty, PLEASE find someone on the waiver wire!)


6th WR vs 6th CB. (This looks like the toughest decision)

4th OT: Bender vs Boone (either will probably be a Game Day Inactive)

3rd TE (Blocking): Finley vs Pascoe

3rd QB: Huard vs Davis

There is a chance he is working the phones trying to find out if anyone may or not be available for a late round pick to solve this issue.
I have a feeling that Sheets is not gonna make the team.
Originally posted by susweel:
I have a feeling that Sheets is not gonna make the team.
According to Matt M. twitter NT Khalif Mitchell is being tried out at offensive tackle. This may be a way of keeping him on the practice squad to develop.
Originally posted by redmanc07:
Originally posted by WillistheWall:
Originally posted by Method:
Originally posted by RollinWith21n52:
-Nate Davis--I have no doubt that he won't last on the PS, and I also have no doubt that Singletary envisions a 2010 QB competition involving Nate.
If we don't make the playoffs I hope we fire Singletary and hire a known Superbowl winner. I.E. Jon Gruden, Mike Shananan or Holmgren.


cosigned. scotty must go too then also. if we go 9-7 and make progress he gets another chance though. but like 6-10 wont cut it, and if sing+scott cant get it done than we need to find someone whose proven they can win. sing got to hire his own oc, choose his qb, and his d. this is his team. and scott has had 4 years to get the needed players to win. bottom line is its put up or shut up time for everyone here.

You 2 should be fired for your post. A coach get fired after 1 year because he didnt take a team, that hasnt been to the playoffs in years, back to the playoffs. RI-DIC-U-LOUS(jim rome)

I sure like these HC suggestions. Q1. What did Shanahan do without Elway A1.
Nothing. Q2. Who built Gruden's TB team A2. Tony Dungy. Q3. What did Gruden do after winning the Superbowl A3. See A1.
Why is ANYONE surprised Battle is no longer a threat to be cut? Hasn't the board learned its' lesson over the years? Don't count this guy out, ever. He's got more heart than probably anyone on the field. And, yet, every year, people in the offseason treat him like he is a baby killer.

Hopefully, we have learned our lesson....AGAIN. That would be three offseasons running at this point.

As for the bubble boys: I think Sheets and Davis have made themselves a roster spot. My excitement in following Sheets in the draft was his ability to run in the open field. He's quick, and runs hard. Davis shows too much promise to be put on the PS.

Spurlock is going to make this team. The team is using him as the primary utility man (PR, WC, slot).

That leaves either Zeigler and J. Hill in a heap of trouble. Didn't someone predict that Hill was no roster guarantee about....three months ago. Who was that guy? Oh, yeah. It was me.

As for the PS, here is what I see:
1) Boone
2) Zeigler
3) Mitchell
4) Pascoe (I think Finley sticks on the 53 man)
5) Briggs
6) Jean-Francois
7) Miller
8) Taylor

I'm going to be close on the above list. Might be a surprise of two in the mix, but this looks like the group to pull up, if needed.
Originally posted by MadDog49er:
Why is ANYONE surprised Battle is no longer a threat to be cut? Hasn't the board learned its' lesson over the years? Don't count this guy out, ever. He's got more heart than probably anyone on the field. And, yet, every year, people in the offseason treat him like he is a baby killer.

Hopefully, we have learned our lesson....AGAIN. That would be three offseasons running at this point.

As for the bubble boys: I think Sheets and Davis have made themselves a roster spot. My excitement in following Sheets in the draft was his ability to run in the open field. He's quick, and runs hard. Davis shows too much promise to be put on the PS.

Spurlock is going to make this team. The team is using him as the primary utility man (PR, WC, slot).

That leaves either Zeigler and J. Hill in a heap of trouble. Didn't someone predict that Hill was no roster guarantee about....three months ago. Who was that guy? Oh, yeah. It was me.

As for the PS, here is what I see:
1) Boone
2) Zeigler
3) Mitchell
4) Pascoe (I think Finley sticks on the 53 man)
5) Briggs
6) Jean-Francois
7) Miller
8) Taylor

I'm going to be close on the above list. Might be a surprise of two in the mix, but this looks like the group to pull up, if needed.

Great job there MadDog! I think we are gonna have to lose a good player or two with Crabtree not signed & Jones being hurt
Yea, I think J. Hill is toast. I also think Spurlock simply because of what he can do and the WR situation with Jones (hurt) and Crabtree. That would mean Bruce, Battle and Morgan are going to get alot of playing time. Spurlock gives you a couple of things and provides some relief at CB by being a return guy freeing up retirement planning for Rossum.

Hill won't be unemployed long, because someone will whisper 4.38 into Al Davis's ear.
He can warm their bench.

The last may not be a great choice, but sometimes it comes down to numbers.

I am also at the point where I think we have to cut Huard. If we get down to number 3 QB, then I guess Davis will have to play.

[ Edited by nvninerfan1 on Sep 1, 2009 at 15:11:51 ]
Originally posted by WillistheWall:
Originally posted by B650:
Give the guy a chance. The players love him and I bet they'll respond to the challenge.


oh im giving him a chance. its this whole year. but if the team regresses from last year and this is 2007 all over again then no, we need an offensive head coach and continuity. because 7 ocs in 7 years is a joke. qb battle every other year is a joke. you want to say its ridiculous to ask to win? THAT is ridiculous. this is the san francisco 49ers here.

So your solution to the lack of continuity in the organization is to fire a coach and his staff after one year so the Niners will have 8 OC's in 8 years plus a new head coach next year? ABSOLUTELY BRILLIANT! (........sarcasm intended)
Originally posted by MadDog49er:
Why is ANYONE surprised Battle is no longer a threat to be cut? Hasn't the board learned its' lesson over the years? Don't count this guy out, ever. He's got more heart than probably anyone on the field. And, yet, every year, people in the offseason treat him like he is a baby killer.

Hopefully, we have learned our lesson....AGAIN. That would be three offseasons running at this point.

As for the bubble boys: I think Sheets and Davis have made themselves a roster spot. My excitement in following Sheets in the draft was his ability to run in the open field. He's quick, and runs hard. Davis shows too much promise to be put on the PS.

Spurlock is going to make this team. The team is using him as the primary utility man (PR, WC, slot).

That leaves either Zeigler and J. Hill in a heap of trouble. Didn't someone predict that Hill was no roster guarantee about....three months ago. Who was that guy? Oh, yeah. It was me.

As for the PS, here is what I see:
1) Boone
2) Zeigler
3) Mitchell
4) Pascoe (I think Finley sticks on the 53 man)
5) Briggs
6) Jean-Francois
7) Miller
8) Taylor

I'm going to be close on the above list. Might be a surprise of two in the mix, but this looks like the group to pull up, if needed.

I got to eat some crow on the battle issue. He shows flashes when need be, and I am thinking he makes the roster, expecially because the Jones and Crabtree issues. While I think his injury issues seriously hurts the team, I could not be that unhappy if he is there... His experience will probably promote him over Ziegler and Hill...
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Originally posted by SJniner7:
Originally posted by MadDog49er:
Why is ANYONE surprised Battle is no longer a threat to be cut? Hasn't the board learned its' lesson over the years? Don't count this guy out, ever. He's got more heart than probably anyone on the field. And, yet, every year, people in the offseason treat him like he is a baby killer.

Hopefully, we have learned our lesson....AGAIN. That would be three offseasons running at this point.

As for the bubble boys: I think Sheets and Davis have made themselves a roster spot. My excitement in following Sheets in the draft was his ability to run in the open field. He's quick, and runs hard. Davis shows too much promise to be put on the PS.

Spurlock is going to make this team. The team is using him as the primary utility man (PR, WC, slot).

That leaves either Zeigler and J. Hill in a heap of trouble. Didn't someone predict that Hill was no roster guarantee about....three months ago. Who was that guy? Oh, yeah. It was me.

As for the PS, here is what I see:
1) Boone
2) Zeigler
3) Mitchell
4) Pascoe (I think Finley sticks on the 53 man)
5) Briggs
6) Jean-Francois
7) Miller
8) Taylor

I'm going to be close on the above list. Might be a surprise of two in the mix, but this looks like the group to pull up, if needed.

I got to eat some crow on the battle issue. He shows flashes when need be, and I am thinking he makes the roster, expecially because the Jones and Crabtree issues. While I think his injury issues seriously hurts the team, I could not be that unhappy if he is there... His experience will probably promote him over Ziegler and Hill...

I agree. I just knew Battle was toast when Jones signed, Bruce came back & we drafted Crabtree.
Originally posted by MadDog49er:
Why is ANYONE surprised Battle is no longer a threat to be cut? Hasn't the board learned its' lesson over the years? Don't count this guy out, ever. He's got more heart than probably anyone on the field. And, yet, every year, people in the offseason treat him like he is a baby killer.

Hopefully, we have learned our lesson....AGAIN. That would be three offseasons running at this point.

As for the bubble boys: I think Sheets and Davis have made themselves a roster spot. My excitement in following Sheets in the draft was his ability to run in the open field. He's quick, and runs hard. Davis shows too much promise to be put on the PS.

Spurlock is going to make this team. The team is using him as the primary utility man (PR, WC, slot).

That leaves either Zeigler and J. Hill in a heap of trouble. Didn't someone predict that Hill was no roster guarantee about....three months ago. Who was that guy? Oh, yeah. It was me.

As for the PS, here is what I see:
1) Boone
2) Zeigler
3) Mitchell
4) Pascoe (I think Finley sticks on the 53 man)
5) Briggs
6) Jean-Francois
7) Miller
8) Taylor

I'm going to be close on the above list. Might be a surprise of two in the mix, but this looks like the group to pull up, if needed.
That is pretty much the way I see it as well. Although I don't see any strong potential in Mitchell. He was getting pusher around pretty badly by Dallas' second string. Even putting him at OT, he still can't get shoved back like he was against Dallas.

Reluctantly I agree Hill is no lock for the 53. I felt he had a chance to be a solid #2 type receiver coming out of college but he hasn't shown anything here. Lots of injuries but that does not get him a pass.

Hill will be playing for a spot on the practice squad Friday night. If he has a productive night, they bring him back for PS...but it doesn't look good right now.

One week to go...
The 6th WR spot will come down to Spurlock vs Hill vs Zeigler. For some reason I think Hill makes it. Yes, Spurlock can run the taser and return kicks- but we already have people who have those duties. Battle or Robinson can run the taser and Rossum is pretty much our return guy. So unless, Rossum is cut, Spurlock must do something else on this team. Do we really need a backup return man? Even when Rossum went down last year, Battle or Clements returned punts and Delanie returned kickoffs.

Hill however can cover on punt and kickoff returns- people tend to forget this. He's actually pretty good at this.

Zeigler can also do everything Hill can but since he's PS eligible, he goes back on PS.

I wouldn't put money on Hill making it, but this would be my line of reasoning for keeping him over Spurlock and Zeigler.

The last roster spot will come down to Eric Green and Marcus Hudson. Hudson has the same duties as Hill on special teams so he would be my pick. I don't know how much Green is making on his 1 year deal but he would be the 5th corner on this team if he made it.

[ Edited by DesiDez on Sep 1, 2009 at 16:37:58 ]
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I think the biggest disappointment is J. Hill. I had really high hopes for him coming out of college but it looks like his days in SF are numbered. He hasn't gotten much PT this preseason until the scrubs come in, not a good sign.
Originally posted by Method:
Originally posted by RollinWith21n52:

-Nate Davis--I have no doubt that he won't last on the PS, and I also have no doubt that Singletary envisions a 2010 QB competition involving Nate.

If we don't make the playoffs I hope we fire Singletary and hire a known Superbowl winner. I.E. Jon Gruden, Mike Shananan or Holmgren.

It's been a long time, about 10 years since either Shanahan or Holmgren has coached a Superbowl winning team. Gruden did it once about 6 years ago, but that was really Dungy's team.

So it's not like any of these guys have had recent success and 2 of the 3 were fired after last season.

I am willing to wait and see how the team performs for Singletary before deciding it's the playoffs or else.