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  1. 2020 Draft Thread

    If we win the Super Bowl, a terribly boring draft with lesser talent would be so worth it.
  2. Conference Championship GDT - Packers at 49ers

    As the AFL/NFL merger occurred in 1970, not only is this the 100th year of the NFL, but it is the 50th Super Bowl of the modern era.
  3. New content to tide you over to Sunday - check it out!
  4. 2020 Draft Thread

    I don't know if any of the sites that have contract info have updated it or not. I just remember the savings amount in 2020 is $4.5M.
  5. 49ers Stats and Observations

    The three greatest quarterbacks of all-time.
  6. 2020 Draft Thread

    I would hope that the team has a plan to add competition to the interior offensive line, but Richburg just restructured his contract to save 2020 cap room, and that makes it near impossible to get out of in 2020 and pretty unlikely in 2021. He's not going anywhere. That doesn't mean interior OL including center is necessarily off the table with our first pick. Someone to push Person to a backup role who can also back up Richburg in the case of injury would be a great addition. But Richburg himself isn't going anywhere.
  7. Around the NFL III - The NFLiest Yet

    The bolded explained- in order for Kuechly to make it before Patrick Willis, voters would essentially need to hold the position that Patrick Willis is not a Hall of Famer for at least the next five years (possibly more), and then when both are eligible, determine that a virtually identical player IS worthy of going in sooner without a similar wait merely because of an arbitrary award designation. It's saying "Patrick Willis needed to wait (at least) six years to get in, but because Luke Kuechly had one equally great season when nobody else did, he can get in first." With no disrespect intended and considering only the scenario, it really doesn't matter to me what you think regarding their worthiness. That post wasn't directed at you. It's directed to the voters. I'm saying if both come up for a vote in the same year, and the voters determine that Luke Kuechly deserves to go in at minimum five years quicker, then there are clearly no nuanced discussions happening and no need for voters. It can be automated. Because neither of those two players are so much better that one should be a 6th ballot Hall of Famer and the other a first (or whatever those numbers end up being). And I still vehemently disagree that anyone discussing the careers of Patrick Willis and Luke Kuechly could look at Willis and for six years say, "no, not this year," and then look at Kuechly and say, "Yep! This guy's a Hall of Famer. Get him in." Which is 100% what would need to happen in a scenario where Kuechly gets in first. It's just not going to happen. Closest comparison I could find is Andre Reed (16 seasons) and Tim Brown (17 seasons). Both extremely similar careers at the same position. Reed became eligible a few years before Brown, but both came to a vote at the same time. Brown had the slight edge in career numbers and had two extra Pro Bowl accolades to his name. Both were obviously getting in at some point. But it was Reed - who began his wait earlier - who went in first despite the fewer accolades.
  8. Around the NFL III - The NFLiest Yet

    Of course accolades matter, but it's not the be-all, end-all. If you can't have a nuanced discussion about a player's career and the best you can do about two equal players is lay claim on an accolade that came about by chance occurrence (I.E. - not having that season at the same as someone with 9 INTs and 3 TDs), then you might as well not have a Hall of Fame committee and you might as well automate the damn thing. The players are discussed individually - not against each other. So in order for Kuechly to make it first, the voters need to decide that statistical achievements in a season are meaningless unless they are accompanied by a popularity vote at the end of the year. Because otherwise, there is nothing that would make Kuechly a Hall of Famer and Willis not one, which is what would need to occur for at least the next five years.
  9. Divisional Round GDT - Vikings at 49ers

    Given that the win is coming in 2020 - a new decade - I'm not sure how that would qualify. When they listed the best moments, etc. of the decade, the Saints were included despite their big win occurring during the 2009 season. So I'd say no. The Seahawks/Saints would have a better claim in that case. Either way, it's weird to break that down by conference.
  10. Around the NFL III - The NFLiest Yet

    Well first, look at T.O., Jerome Bettis, Orlando Pace, Michael Strahan, Aeneas Williams, Shannon Sharpe...other than QB, what position isn't disrespected? Next - blind stat test. Which of the following stat lines were Kuechly's DPOY and which was "just" a Patrick Willis all-pro season? Player A: 152 tackles (114 solo), 13 TFL, 3 INTs, 3 FFs, 1 defensive TD, 8 passes defensed, 4.0 sacks Player B: 156 tackles (93 solo), 10 TFL, 4 INTs, 0 FFs, 0 defensive TDs, 7 passes defensed, 2.0 sacks I think it's naive to think that this sort of thing isn't going to be compared and that just having an extra award is going to be the full difference between one player waiting even longer to make it into the Hall, and the other player making it as a finalist in his first year and being inducted at minimum six years earlier despite ending his career later. This is just like people thinking the lack of an all-pro would doom Frank Gore when Curtis Martin's one all-pro year doesn't compare to Frank Gore's best year (which occurred 2 years later). It's got to be a more in-depth conversation than that.
  11. Patrick Willis vs Luke Kuechly

    Well, yeah - his numbers would be better on less-talented defenses. Willis had to compete for stats in the prime of his career with another all-pro linebacker in the middle of the field. And Kuechly's numbers aren't better across the board as Willis was the better blitzing linebacker and racked up more sacks, QB hits, and forced fumbles. That said, trying to pick one of the two is a fool's errand. If ever two players were "even" - it's these two. Even Pro-Football-Reference's Approximate Value measurement has them dead even.
  12. There will be a pod. Y2 had a wife with a birthday on our normal recording date followed by complete forgetfulness yesterday. So, it'll probably go up sometime tomorrow (Thursday).
  13. Around the NFL III - The NFLiest Yet

    Why? Each played 8 seasons, had 5 all-pro seasons, 7 Pro Bowls, were DROY, and lost their only Super Bowl appearance. They are virtually identical minus the DPOY Kuechly had.
  14. Around the NFL III - The NFLiest Yet

    Patrick Willis 2.0
  15. Minor Niner News Twos: Electric Boogaloos

    And that's how you make y2 very sad. #79 is Hall of Famer Bob St. Clair's number, and it has been retired and unworn for over 30 years.
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