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  1. I want to play Robert Saleh in chess now.
  2. I was a giant nerd that spent all day making mock draft spreadsheets instead of class.
  3. Those are two syllables you just used. They had an ancient meaning once, I believe...
  4. Remember when Brandon Lloyd was the team’s only viable weapon?
  5. I assure you, this is the southern Indiana regional variant of the spelling.
  6. 2020 Draft Thread

    Both interesting picks that align with your goals - I disagree with the need for a pure speed threat at receiver as we haven’t used one all year, but the logic is the reverse of mine. I personally believe on doubling down on what we do well, you believe in having as many complementary options as possible. Both have their merits. Killins is an interesting player, but I’m not sure any sort of running back outside of maybe Christian McCaffrey merits a first round pick with Shanahan at the helm.
  7. 2020 Draft Thread

    All fair points, though frankly I’m still drooling a little too hard at the thought of Shenault getting YAC to revise my opinion. Which players would you prefer with the pick that you have a reasonable hope of falling to us?
  8. It is the most appealing aesthetic matchup - largely because of the color boredom that would occur between ourselves and Kansas City. If (in the unlikely case that) the Titans win, though...
  9. 2019 49ers' Rookie Class Review

    Man, Dre was just a killer pick that I wrote off as a waste of time and space, too. To be fair, several of the DBs I wanted in the fourth and fifth rounds have panned out nicely and I slightly preferred A.J. Brown to Deebo, even though both were similar players.
  10. Thought this displayed pretty accurately the Packers' defensive problems from the first game. It doesn't mention the Pettine - Shanahan backstory, which I think is an interesting nugget. https://www.sfgate.com/49ers/article/Kyle-Shanahan-Mike-Pettine-video-history-Packers-14974476.php does a quick round up. Man, just another nail on taking Johnny Football over Derek Carr and Jimmy G for the Browns.
  11. 2020 Draft Thread

    What's everyone's temperature on Laviska Shenault? I've been mostly looking at receivers, versatile safeties, long corners, and centers for our pick and he popped out to me today. I'm not as high on a lot of the other options that might fall - most don't seem like the scheme fits that I would prefer as they are longer guys that excel at contested catches or pure speedsters. The possibility that Shenault makes it to us (with a saturated receiver class and an injury ding) intrigues me. Shenault is good at contested catches and fades and would immediately add that element to the offense. We haven't seen a slot fade since about week 1 when it blew wide open, but it's a great way to handle man coverage if you have the horse for it and he is one. But the main reason I covet him is yards after the catch. We run so many RPO slants off outside zones and deep overs and ins that get the receiver catching the ball full stride behind linebackers that dudes with real YAC skills can add a ton of value. Shenault is an absolute monster after the catch and would immediately challenge Deebo and Kittle to a YAC-off. Plus, Shanahan could draw up nuts stuff with essential two dudes that can do Deebo things on the field. The key problem would be route running and understanding. Shanahan loves his dudes that love them some routes and he isn't the most polished in terms of snapping his breaks off precisely when he gets to run them - there were a lot of screens and fades. He also hasn't had any sort of experience with real route adjustment and he'd be taking Sanders' spot on the roster essentially, with the cap savings going to a defensive back.
  12. Divisional Round GDT - Vikings at 49ers

    This is absolutely correct about Rodgers. If anything, he is more cautious than is ideal given game situations, especially in games where his team is down by a bunch. Fivethirtyeight had an interesting article about it five years ago: https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/skeptical-football-the-aaron-rodgers-enigma/ But the article also passes the anecdotal eye test and the glancing at a stat sheet test. You can't only have two picks a year without being too conservative when down multiple scores. It isn't possible. You could say he is reckless in terms of holding on to the ball too long and attempting to make magic out of the tempo of the designed play, but that's one of those things where I think you take the brilliant things he can do in those situations and accept the downside.
  13. Divisional Round GDT - Vikings at 49ers

    Thank you. I’ve enjoyed talking with Vikings folks all week - best of luck next year.
  14. Divisional Round GDT - Vikings at 49ers

    That’s rough for the universe that I don’t live in. It can’t be one of the more likely universes, no?