Originally posted by Jack:
Originally posted by Nes49:
Singletary, 49ers to get a jump on OTAs
Man, that Mike Singletary doesn't waste time. Singletary and the 49ers will hold one of the earliest OTAs I've ever heard about when they take to the field Monday and Tuesday. This is expected to be the only time the 49ers will practice as a team until their first rookie minicamp following the April 22-24 draft.
When you look at it, an early start makes sense. First, this is vintage Singletary. The guy has been champing at the bit since the end of the season, traveling around the country for college pro days and taking on a much larger role as far as draft evaluation than any other coach in the league. He also has two new assistants in fairly prominent positions. One of them, Mike Solari, likely wants to see what he has on the offensive line before the draft. As I've been writing, Solari will have a lot of ways to mix and match his line, especially if the team lands free-agent guard Chester Pitts. The 49ers also are expected to draft an offensive tackle early in the draft.
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This is about as useful as his nutcracker drills were last year. He's completely overwhelmed by the position of head coach. There is no legitimate reason for this. He probably thinks he somehow is going to get extra practices. Probably thinks he has discovered a motivational loophole. Nobody has clued him into the fact that this grand scheme is ridiculous.
Are you kidding me? You have a brand new OL coach and you have two first round picks when OL has been a weakness, of course the coach wants to see what he's got before making any draft suggestions.
What If at the camp Solari goes "I can make David Baas a Pro-Bowler", do we still draft Iupati at #17? Remember Solari was at the combine so he's seen the prospects up close in almost these exact same drills. If anybody can make a comparison between our players' skills and the prospects' skills it's Solari.