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Most anticipated camp Battles

Originally posted by AB83Rules:
If everyone is healthy, these are my locks for the roster.

QB- Kap,McCoy
RB- Gore, Hunter, James, Lattimore(PUP at least)
FB- Miller
WR- Crabs, Boldin, Mario, AJJ
TE- Vernon, McDonald
OL- Goodwin, Looney, Kilgore, Davis, Iupati, Staley, Boone
DL- J.Smith, Dorsey, McDonald, Tank, I.Williams
OLB- Aldon, Brooks, Lemonier
ILB- Willis, Bowman, Skuta
CB- Rogers, Brown, Culliver
S- Reid, Whitner, Dahl
ST- Lee, Dawson, Jennings

By count that's 40 players locked in. I want to put Patton, but never know, maybe he comes in and doesn't perform, we've seen 3rd round picks cut in year 1 before season because they didn't perform.

My battles to watch out for.

QB3- Daniels vs Tolzien (Daniels brings more to the table, can be like Tebow, but probably better, a gunner, returner if need be)
Do we keep Dixon or Hampton, or maybe this DJ Harper has something in him.
WR5-6 Patton, Williams, Lockette seem like the 3 best to make the team, maybe Marlon Moore, but doubt it right now.
3rd TE- Celek, Morrah, Grey, and maybe Dobbs
8th and 9th OL(IMO), Bykowski, Marquardt, Wiggins, Netter, maybe a veteran?
DL6 - Dial, Dobbs, Tukuafu, Divens, Jerod-Eddie, Purcell
CB- Nnamdi, does he still have enough to make the team, what about Brock and Cox? I doubt both make it if Nnamdi makes the team.
S- Spillman I would have said as a lock, but his deal is cap friendly, and he isn't the best option at SS behind Whitner. So Spillman, McBath, Robinson, M.Thomas, do we keep 1 or 2?
OLB Haralson, Fleming, Johnson?


Thats about it.


My winners, for spots 41-53


QB Bj Daniels
RB Dixon
WR Patton
WR Lockette
TE Celek
OT Bykowski
OT Marquardt
DE Dial
CB Asomugah
CB Cox
S Spillman
OLB Haralson

53rd roster spot goes to either a Safety or DL. So either Robinson or Dobbs.

I keep 9 OL due to the fact of injuries happen, and better to have the best 9 OL on the roster. Hopefully a veteran will be brought in as insurance. We have no backup at Tackle, especially if both go down(Staley and Davis).

Edit: 53rd goes to Moody for ILB depth, forgot ILB battle.

Dont think my man Mcdermott has a shot at Jennings huh?
Originally posted by IdahoNiner:
Originally posted by AB83Rules:
If everyone is healthy, these are my locks for the roster.

QB- Kap,McCoy
RB- Gore, Hunter, James, Lattimore(PUP at least)
FB- Miller
WR- Crabs, Boldin, Mario, AJJ
TE- Vernon, McDonald
OL- Goodwin, Looney, Kilgore, Davis, Iupati, Staley, Boone
DL- J.Smith, Dorsey, McDonald, Tank, I.Williams
OLB- Aldon, Brooks, Lemonier
ILB- Willis, Bowman, Skuta
CB- Rogers, Brown, Culliver
S- Reid, Whitner, Dahl
ST- Lee, Dawson, Jennings

By count that's 40 players locked in. I want to put Patton, but never know, maybe he comes in and doesn't perform, we've seen 3rd round picks cut in year 1 before season because they didn't perform.

My battles to watch out for.

QB3- Daniels vs Tolzien (Daniels brings more to the table, can be like Tebow, but probably better, a gunner, returner if need be)
Do we keep Dixon or Hampton, or maybe this DJ Harper has something in him.
WR5-6 Patton, Williams, Lockette seem like the 3 best to make the team, maybe Marlon Moore, but doubt it right now.
3rd TE- Celek, Morrah, Grey, and maybe Dobbs
8th and 9th OL(IMO), Bykowski, Marquardt, Wiggins, Netter, maybe a veteran?
DL6 - Dial, Dobbs, Tukuafu, Divens, Jerod-Eddie, Purcell
CB- Nnamdi, does he still have enough to make the team, what about Brock and Cox? I doubt both make it if Nnamdi makes the team.
S- Spillman I would have said as a lock, but his deal is cap friendly, and he isn't the best option at SS behind Whitner. So Spillman, McBath, Robinson, M.Thomas, do we keep 1 or 2?
OLB Haralson, Fleming, Johnson?


Thats about it.


My winners, for spots 41-53


QB Bj Daniels
RB Dixon
WR Patton
WR Lockette
TE Celek
OT Bykowski
OT Marquardt
DE Dial
CB Asomugah
CB Cox
S Spillman
OLB Haralson

53rd roster spot goes to either a Safety or DL. So either Robinson or Dobbs.

I keep 9 OL due to the fact of injuries happen, and better to have the best 9 OL on the roster. Hopefully a veteran will be brought in as insurance. We have no backup at Tackle, especially if both go down(Staley and Davis).

Edit: 53rd goes to Moody for ILB depth, forgot ILB battle.

Dont think my man Mcdermott has a shot at Jennings huh?

The only time we talk about Jennings is to discuss how we don't talk about Jennings He has it in the bag.
Originally posted by AB83Rules:
DL6 - Dial, Dobbs, Tukuafu, Divens, Jerod-Eddie, Purcell

My man Okoye doesn't even get a mention?? I'm telling you guys, this kid is going to blow the doors off this collection of UDFA scraps we've collected over the past three years. You can go ahead and give Dobbs, Tukuafu, Divens, J-E, and Purcell the head start since they've been trying longer, but mark my words Lawrence Okoye is going to be the best of the group by September.
Originally posted by LieutKaffee:
Originally posted by fister30:
Originally posted by AB83Rules:
If everyone is healthy, these are my locks for the roster.

QB- Kap,McCoy
RB- Gore, Hunter, James, Lattimore(PUP at least)
FB- Miller
WR- Crabs, Boldin, Mario, AJJ
TE- Vernon, McDonald
OL- Goodwin, Looney, Kilgore, Davis, Iupati, Staley, Boone
DL- J.Smith, Dorsey, McDonald, Tank, I.Williams
OLB- Aldon, Brooks, Lemonier
ILB- Willis, Bowman, Skuta
CB- Rogers, Brown, Culliver
S- Reid, Whitner, Dahl
ST- Lee, Dawson, Jennings

By count that's 40 players locked in. I want to put Patton, but never know, maybe he comes in and doesn't perform, we've seen 3rd round picks cut in year 1 before season because they didn't perform.

My battles to watch out for.

QB3- Daniels vs Tolzien (Daniels brings more to the table, can be like Tebow, but probably better, a gunner, returner if need be)

I'm not a fan of Daniels. As far as QB's go, I'm more of a fan of a passing QB first, then a runner second. I'm pulling for Tolzien.

Conventional wisdom would be that Tolzien has a strong hold on QB3 given his longevity with the team and Daniels' very late draft status. But I almost think Harbaugh tipped his hand in the post-draft press conference when asked about Daniels. Someone asked if he was excited to have a QB3 who could suit up on game day and contribute to the team in other ways (as opposed to Tolzien taking a 53-man spot for nothing).

Rather than deliver the boilerplate speech about having to compete and earn a spot (and perhaps more surprisingly, without even correcting the reporter to note that Tolzien is the incumbent QB3), Harbaugh just went along with the leading question and was basically like, "yeah it's exciting."

That doesn't mean Daniels might not come in this summer and put up a stinker and be out on the street. But I think he's on Coach Harbaugh's inside track. No doubt the team knew he had no shot of being drafted before the 7th round, but then they made sure they got him when higher rated prospects were available. And they used the first of those three picks on him, because I think they suspected Seattle with back to back comps was the only threat in the draft to take him.

I'm getting this feeling too. I think Harbs loves the idea of having a 3rd QB, that he can now suit up thanks to the new CBA, that can be moved around like a chess piece. Gunner, punt returner, RB, slot receiver... the possibilities are endless.

If you get down to the 3rd QB you are pretty much screwed anyway. So why not have a swiss army knife type player in that position that can play QB in a pinch but also adds so much more versatility to your roster?
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Originally posted by ninerfan1984:
my personal favorite is going to be WR I think:

I see 8 legitimate options at reciever no way we carry more than6 but more likely to be 4 or 5 so the battle between the reciever core should be very interesting

Crabtree, Boldin, Jenkins, Patton, Lockette,Williams, Manningham, and BJ Daniels ( think he is going to challene for a slot reciever position bot only 3rd string QB)

I'm also very interested in the QB battle:

Kaeps #1 obviously: but want to see what harbaugh can do with Mccoy and Daniels, interested to see if the both beat out tolzien.

what other positions are you most interested in for camp and why?

Nice post=] I'll say no way we only keep 4 receivers. I can't remember the last time we had 4 on the team. I would guess 6 with Crabs, Boldin, Jenkins, Patton, Manningham and Williams. I say Jenkins cuz it's too early to write him off. I've read good things about Patton slipping to us and other teams being interested. Manningham played great til injury of course. Williams was having his best year yet and was doing well with returns.

TE should be an interesting battle for the #2 spot but I'm guessing the rookie will win it.

As for LB, the real question is if any of our 4 starters will sit out a snap ever and have anyone else play. It doesn't seem to happen.
I'm not sure McCoy is a lock to make the roster.

I'm looking forward to the cornerback competition.
Originally posted by Dr_Bill_Walsh:
Nate Montana vs Colin Kaepernick

Lawrence Okoye vs Quinton Dial nutcracker

Marcus Lattimore vs Mario Manningham jumping jack-off

We won't see Lattimore on the field at all this year. Same with Okoye.

Manningham might not make it out there either.
When does camp start? I am interested in the QB battles. Am a Mccoy fan. Anxious to hear reports of arm strength. Completely believe that his first year w/ Cleveland, he was not fully healed from the Nat Champ game, and that year 2 he would have lit it up if he didnt have to run for his life after 1-2 seconds. Certainly dont expect him to have cannon, but should be stronger than everyone thinks. Believe that he showed everyone in the Denver game that he was better than Weeds by walking the team down the field for a TD. I believe he refused to go in the last game of the season against Pitsburgh for a coach that was willing to get him killed in garbage time in Denver.
I'm excited to see who wins the long arms contest.
Originally posted by LieutKaffee:
I think you might be on drugs if you think Tolzien, and not McCoy is going to be Kaepernick's backup.

Looking forward. Tolzien has been lights-out every time I have seen him. I thought he looked as good as Kap in preseason and I'm a huge Kap man. So that says a lot. If McCoy can fend off Tolzien, then McCoy is better than I thought.

Daniels== Scout Team Russell Wilson impersonator (thats value without hitting the field) and opens some other possibilities (throw/throw trick plays)
Originally posted by LieutKaffee:
Originally posted by AB83Rules:
DL6 - Dial, Dobbs, Tukuafu, Divens, Jerod-Eddie, Purcell

My man Okoye doesn't even get a mention?? I'm telling you guys, this kid is going to blow the doors off this collection of UDFA scraps we've collected over the past three years. You can go ahead and give Dobbs, Tukuafu, Divens, J-E, and Purcell the head start since they've been trying longer, but mark my words Lawrence Okoye is going to be the best of the group by September.

forgot Okoye, He has a legit shot, as long as Tomsula works his butt off. And he learns the game quick. If not PS for him for a year, then 53 man in 2014.
Originally posted by AB83Rules:
Originally posted by LieutKaffee:
Originally posted by AB83Rules:
DL6 - Dial, Dobbs, Tukuafu, Divens, Jerod-Eddie, Purcell

My man Okoye doesn't even get a mention?? I'm telling you guys, this kid is going to blow the doors off this collection of UDFA scraps we've collected over the past three years. You can go ahead and give Dobbs, Tukuafu, Divens, J-E, and Purcell the head start since they've been trying longer, but mark my words Lawrence Okoye is going to be the best of the group by September.

forgot Okoye, He has a legit shot, as long as Tomsula works his butt off. And he learns the game quick. If not PS for him for a year, then 53 man in 2014.

I would be surprised if he survives the first round of cuts.
The most intriguing battle for me is the 3rd WR spot. To start the year, it'll be between AJ, KWilliams, and Patton. Once Manningham comes back, who gets bumped to 6th and as a result never sees the playing field? I'm thinking Boldin will need a rest from time to time and so that 3rd WR spot if pretty important. If Kap can show some confidense in the 3rd WR, it takes pressure off of Crabs and will keep defenses a bit honest in terms of defending the entire field.
[ Edited by thl408 on Apr 30, 2013 at 12:58 PM ]
Originally posted by OldJoe:
Looking forward. Tolzien has been lights-out every time I have seen him. I thought he looked as good as Kap in preseason and I'm a huge Kap man. So that says a lot. If McCoy can fend off Tolzien, then McCoy is better than I thought.

Daniels== Scout Team Russell Wilson impersonator (thats value without hitting the field) and opens some other possibilities (throw/throw trick plays)

This...wouldn't say he's lights out but he plays and plays very well. He owns the #2 until proven otherwise. Russel Wilson 2.0 is exactly what he'll be for us on our scout team and perhaps, jack-of-all-trades.
Originally posted by DonnieDarko:
battle for #3 WR

/thread

Agreed here. That and us having a strong showing with defensive line depth. Always good when we are talking about #3's and depth though that's for sure.
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