Pasquarelli: 49ers a Team on the Rise

Finally out of salary-cap jail, the 49ers have spent this offseason as if all the extra money is burning a hole in their corporate pockets. But veteran additions will permit coach Mike Nolan to finish the transition to the 3-4 defense that he prefers, and the secondary should be much improved with the presence of big-money free agents Nate Clements and Michael Lewis. Frank Gore emerged in 2006 as a premier tailback and quarterback Alex Smith made positive strides. No reason the improvement won’t continue in 2007.

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~ by 49ersNews on March 15, 2007.

80 Responses to “Pasquarelli: 49ers a Team on the Rise”

  1. of course

  2. duhhhhh

  3. kevin curtis signed wit the eagles for 6 years 32 milllll

  4. FUCK THE EAGLES,FUCK,FUCK FUCK THE EAGLES.

  5. The 49ers weren’t going to sign him…so why does it matter?

  6. still can’t get over how this website puts black text links on black backgrounds. we are here to read the posts right? at any rate ESPN hated us same time last year, kinda nice to see them kiss our ass.

  7. Do you guys remember what it was like to look forward to the season. It was like 1997 or 1998 that we looked forward to a winning season. This is one of those years.

  8. Soooooo, we are finally getting some recognition. You KNOW all the east coast reporters and the east coast biased morons don’t want the niners to come back……WELL TOO DAMN BAD!!!

  9. so any bets on how long the game against the bucks will go on for i say 6 hours and 45 minutes.

  10. That is a LONG TIME. I say two and a half.

  11. a game is 4 hours already,you got the 1pm to 4pm if no overtime and if not alot of penalties.4pm to 8pm. so how can it be only two and a half hours.

  12. Yeah….you’re probably right….it always seems to go by much faster when you’re there. Maybe, I don’t know what I am talking about.

  13. well atlanta falcons are looking at ex 49er derrick hamilton.

  14. anyone sign antonio bryant yet?

  15. NOW WE SHOULD DRAFT PATRICK WILLIS..2 MAKE OUR DEFENCE COMPLETE..

  16. YOU NINER FANS ARE RETARDS. YOU ALL HAVE NOTHING TO DO BUT VISIT THIS SIGHT AND TALK ABOUT YOUR SORRY NINERS. IM GLAD I GOT CUT, IT WAS ABOUT TIME ANYWAYS. ALEX COULDNT EVEN THROW A DECENT PASS AND THAT DEFENSE STILL SUCK. WATCH ME GO GO PLAY FOR A SUPER BOWL TEAM AND I HOPE WE MEET IN THE REGULAR SEASON, BECAUSE YOU GUYS AGAIN WONT BE IN THE PLAYOFFS. I WAS THE BEST RECIEVER YOU GUYS HAD SINCE I COULD REMEMBER. THATS RIGHT IM BETTER THAN JERRY RICE HIMSELF. NOLAN DOESNT EVEN KNOW WHAT HE WANTS TO DO. FOR EXAMPLE THE DEFENSE, WHAT WAS IT A 4-3 OR A 3-4. GUESS WHAT, I WOULD LOVE TO PLAY FOR THE RAIDERS AND MEET YOU GUYS DURING THE PRESEASON SO I CAN LAUGH AT YOU SORRY NINER FANS. YOU FANS NEED TO GET A LIFE. YA CAN SAY WHAT EVER YOU WANT BUT GUESS WHAT IM A MILLIONAIRE “I DONT CARE WHAT YOU GUYS THINK, YOU POOR *****ES.” LOL
    IM BETTER THAN RICE, OWENS, ESPEACIALLY STOKES, AND TAYLOR.
    ANTONIO BRYANT

  17. O SHUT THE FUCK UP, I DON’T EVEN PLAY RECIEVER AND I’M BETTYOUAREER THAN YOU ARE

  18. Antonio are you drunk again? But hey you would fit perfectly with the Raiders because there losers and so are you. This organization has too much class for characters like yourself. 49er fans get ready for a great season and best of luck to you Mr. Bryant because you’ll need it. I hope we do meet in a game so Mr. Clements can intrduce himself to you.

  19. DAMN ANUTHER NIGGA TRYIN 2 BE A PLAYER..SHIT..DATS JUSS FUCKIN SORRY..AB..U GOTZ SKILLS..BUT U CRY ALLOT..JUSS LIKE T.O…GUESS ITS THA NUMBER 81..IF WAS 2 GET CJ IN THA DRAFT..BUT IT AINT GON HAPPEN..HE WOULD BRING A NEW PRESENCE OF THAT NUMBER..BUT LIKE I SAID..WE BRING UP PAT WILLIS..NEX JOHNATHAN VILMA..OR SHIT GIVE HIM A FEW YEARS N THA LEAGE..U WOULD BE SEE THA NEX REY LEWIS..BUT DAT BEIN SAID..49ERS IS ON THA MUTHUH FUCKIN RISE..WHETHER U LIKE IT OR NOT..WE JUSS ARE..RAIDERS..DUNNO..DEY JUSS KEEP GOIN DOWN..THINKIN 2 TRADE MOSS 4 RODGERS..N NOT TAKE J-RUSSEL..DAMN..DEY STUPID 4 DAT..BUT FUCK DAT..I AINT NO RAIDER FAN..DEY DO WHAT DEY WANNA DO..SO DUZ THA REST OF THA NFL TEAMS..49ERS IS ON THA RISE..AINT NO POINT OF TALKIN SHIT..UNLESS U HAVE A POINT 2 IT..PEACE IM OUT..

  20. N KWAME HARRIS..DAMN..I SHOULD LEAVE UR ASS ON NO COMMENT..DONT SAY NUN..CUZ U HAVE MORE THAN ENUFF PEEPS 2 GET UR SORRY ASS OUT OF THA TEAM..ITS EITHER U GET BETTER N ACTUALLY BLOCK..OR FUCK..GO BACK N DOIN SUM U ACTUALLY GOOD AT..PLAYIN UR INSTRUMENTS…

  21. AB, if you weren’t playin ball, you’d be pouring orange juice at IHOP. Learn how to spell, you ignorant piece of garbage. You got cut like a poodle.

  22. ANTONIO BRYANT,WHY DONT YOU COME WITH ME AND WE CAN PULL OUR PANTS DOWN TOGETHER.IM AS FAST AS ROCKY BOWBOA AND IT STINGS WHEN I PEE.WE GOT NEW UNIFORMS WE CAN TRY ON TOGETHER AND WE CAN PLAY POKIE THE BOXERS.THEN WE CAN GO TO THE DOCTORS TOGETHER TO REMOVE ALL OUR GENETAL WARTS OUT OF OUR ANUS.

  23. yup, P Wiliis in the first and sydney rice in the 2nd, just as ive been hoping according the nfldraftcountdown.com. visit this site if you havnt, its very good and their final mock is usually about what happens in the draft even down to trades

  24. CAN I JOIN?

  25. Antonio who are you to say i cant throw, you cant even run a proper route let alone walk straight from all that Grey Goose your on. Guys like you are what make me look bad cause i know if i had any other decent receiver in your place most of those throws wouldve been completed. I hope you land with a team we play often so i can show you what im all about and how much better our offense is without you Mr. Antonio DUI Bryant

  26. I LOVE YOU ALEX!XOXOXOXOXOXOXXO

  27. OK, well, all these nutjobs aside… I noticed Pasquarelli mentioned 3 NFC West teams on the rise. We all know how well they media has done at predicting Arizona the past, oh, 5 years. I remember at least 3 seasons they were predicting them to be first in the west and make a good run in the playoffs. I’m no psychic, but I take most things they say with a grain of salt. Even they so called experts like Dr Z got out picked by nobodies and models. Anyway, what happens will happen. Incidentally, he also mentioned Seattle is on the rise.

    The biggest thing he neglects to mention where Zona is concerned… They still have possibly the worst O-line in the league, competing with Houston for the top honors. Bringing in Grimm from the Steelers might help a bit, but a coach can only do so much when talent is lacking.

    It should be a good year, but a tough year with the Seahawks getting healthy and they Rams (seemingly) getting better. Anyway, time to go football dormant till the draft.

  28. Do anybody knows if the niners signed colby bockwoldt?

  29. That’s what I want to know. Colby Bockwoldt has decent stats and we certainly can use him. The more the better and we still have Roderick Green, the guy who had 5 sacks and didn’t start a game the whole season.

  30. I love you toooo Norv, come back!!!!

  31. NOLAN IS A WINNER. HE BRINGS BACK THE STANDARDS AND THE ATTITUDE WE MUST WIN NOW, NOT NEXT YEAR NOT TWO YEARS FROM NOW NOW. THIS TEAM REMINDS ME OF BILL WALSH’S TEAM LOOK AT THEIR RECORDS AND COMPARE. 79′ 2-14 05′ 2’14 AND THE SECOND 7-8 VERY SIMILAR RECORDS. THIS TEAM IS DESTINED TO WIN, WE ARE BACK! WE EXPECT TO WIN EVERY GAME!

  32. HERE WE COME DALLAS COHICKS, GET READY DOWN IN HEE-HAW LAND!

  33. 49ERS ARE GOING TO SHOW THE DALLAS COWHICKS WHO THE TRUE AMERICAS TEAM IS!

  34. i just read on the 49erszone.com that if we draft amobi okoye it will be ass defensive end.but if thats the case i rather have adam carriker than him as a defensive end than okoye.

  35. as a defensive end not ass……….sorry

  36. WE NEED DWAYNE JARRETT1 DWAYNE JARRETT JARRETT JARRETT!

  37. WE NEED ONE MORE TALL RECEIVER TO COMPLEMENT ASHLIE LELIE. IMAGINE THAT WE WILL HAVE ONE OF THE BIGGEST TALLEST RECEIVER TANDEMS IN THE LEAGUE, THOSE SMALL CORNERS AND SAFETYS WANT NOW WHAT TO DO!

  38. THROUGH THE DRAFT THIS WILL COMPLETE THE PUZZLE, DWAYNE JARRETT IS THEW SOLUTION. WATCH AND SEE WHAT CALVIN JOHNSON WILL DO. JOHNSON BIG AND HE’LL BE AN IMACT ON THE TEAM HE GOES TO. GINN IS TO SMALL FOR RECEIVER IN THE NFL. YOU HAVE TO REMARKABLE AN EXEPTION AKAA STEVE SMITH TO BE THAT SHORT WE NEED BIG TALL DWAYNE JARRETT. AMOBI OKOYE WILL NOT DO NOTHING FOR OUR TEAM. JARRETT WILL BEW IMMEDIATE. WE GOT ENOUGH DEFENSE WE NEED OFFENSE TO GO FORWARD TO COMPETE!

  39. JARRETT,JARRETT, NOLAN LOCK HIM AND LETS GO FORWARD AND MAKE ANOTHER DYNASTY!

  40. GET IT DONE

  41. We just need to get the draft here, so everyone can stop the guessing game on who they think the Niners are going to pick. We all know we don’t need a WR in the 1st or even the second round. We need D players. I wan’t this defence to be so dam good, that I almost look forward to watching our D play than Offense. Just ripping guys heads off.

  42. You have to give Mike Nolan and this franchise a ton of credit because in just a couple of years they’ve improved the Niners overall talent level by leaps and bounds and really seem to be on the right path. With that said there is still work to be done and Patrick Willis is exactly the type of player this franchise is looking for. A fantastic athlete who was as productive of a linebacker as you will find at the college level, Willis was coached by Mike Singletary and the Niners staff at the Senior Bowl so you can bet they know exactly what he will bring to the table in terms of not only his physical ability but also intangibles such as work ethic and leadership as well. Adam Carriker could be an option and he’d be the impact defensive lineman they are yearning for and Ted Ginn, Jr. or even Dwayne Bowe would make some sense as well after the release of Antonio Bryant. However, Willis is the type of guy who can be the heart and soul of a young defense like San Francisco’s and if they don’t take him he probably won’t get past both Buffalo and Carolina.

  43. Strengths:
    A very good athlete…Has excellent instincts…Good speed and quickness with the range to go sideline-to-sideline…A big hitter and reliable tackler…Is strong and powerful…Was extremely productive…Versatile and could conceivably play either inside or outside…Good pass rusher on blitzes…Tough guy who will do whatever it takes to get on the field…Hard worker and a leader with top-notch intangibles.

    Weaknesses:
    Moves well and is adequate in coverage but nothing special and he can still stand to improve in that area…Needs to bulk up and get a little bigger…Plays too high at times…Gets overwhelmed by massive blockers…Has some durability concerns.

    Notes:
    Won the Butkus award as a senior…17-year-old brother, Detris, drowned in July of 2006…Has overcome a lot in his life to get where he is…Is heavily involved in community service…Is a great person and player who will be an asset to a team both on and off the field…Is simply one of the best linebackers available this year.
    Career Statistics
    Year GP TKL TFL SACK PBU INT
    2003 13 20 1.0 0.0 0 0
    2004 10 70 11.0 5.0 1 0
    2005 10 128 9.5 3.0 3 1
    2006 12 137 11.5 3.0 7 0
    Totals 45 355 33.0 11.0 11 1

  44. Mike Nolan picked Manny Lawson after coaching him im the senior bowl. Guess what? THE FORTY NINERS WITH THE 11TH PICK OF THE 2007 DRAFT SELECT OUT OF OLE MISS LB PATRICK WILLIS!!

  45. YA DAMN RIGHT..DAMN..MANNY..BRANDON..WILLIS..N TULLY…DEN NATE..WALT..THA LEWIS BROS..N SHAWNTAE..ON THA NICKLE AT TIMES..AND OF COURSE THA D-LINE..I CANT WAIT..HERE COMES THA PAIN..

  46. Does anyone know what it would take for us to get a 2nd first round pick between the picks of 20-25 ?

  47. THA ONLY THANG I COULD THINK OF IS POSSIBLY TRADING 4 THA PATS 24TH PIC OVER ALL DAT DEY GOT 4RM SEATTLE LAST YEAR..I PROLLYWOULD TRADE OUR 2ND ROUND,A 3RD OR 4TH..INCLUDIN KWAMEE HARRIS..

  48. WIT DAT PICK..I WOULD SEE WASSUP WIT GETTIN DWANYE JARRET IF STILL AVAILABLE……SO DID IT MAKE SENCE WIT THA TRADE……

    PATS-1ST(24th) PICK

    FOR

    49ERS-2ND(42)PICK,3RD OR 4TH ROUND PIC,AND KWAME HARRIS

  49. It appears that we are close to signing Bockwoldt according to Ninerscaphell.com. I’m going to need a program guide to keep track of all the new players we are picking up. All these free agents and then probably 10 players from the draft. Check it out….
    http://www.ninercaphell.com/

  50. Hey guys i heard that the niners have signed Colby Bockwoldt and resigned Hannibal Navies…. I wonde if their gonna bring back Maurice Hicks or Chad Williams…

  51. Also Rashan Woods is gonna be starting in NFL Europe for the Rhein Fire

  52. If we can some how trade some picks or a person or if not both and not give up our 2nd it would be lovely. As far as Okoye he is gonna be a beast. Remember he is still young and his speed can still be developed. This guy has alot of upside. I know we won’t get him because of Willis. However Anthony Spencer is a guy worth looking at if we get an additional firt round pick after we get Willis. Getting a receiver in the early part of the draft is not going to be beneficial right away. Unless we get the obvious top receiver or Meachem. I know some of you guys love Jarrett, but I don’t think he’s the guy for us right now. This is A deep receiver class.

  53. –The 49ers have re-signed linebacker Hannibal Navies, an eight-year veteran who started three of the six games in which he appeared for the club late last season.

    –The team waived linebacker Renauld Williams, who was on the active roster for three games.

    –Free-agent linebacker Colby Bockwoldt is getting close to finalizing a deal with the 49ers. New special teams coach Al Everest coached Bockwoldt two seasons with the Saints. Bockwoldt started 23 games in two years with the Saints, but he played almost exclusively on special teams last season with the Titans. He led the Titans with 20 special-teams tackles. The Titans did not tender Bockwoldt as a restricted free agent.

    –According to official NFLPA figures, the 49ers were $15.614 million under the salary cap as of yesterday.

    –Newly signed defensive end John Syptak will be allocated to NFL Europe. Receiver C.J. Brewer will not be playing in the league, as originally planned.

    –A couple former 49ers players signed with clubs this week: WR Derrick Hamilton with the Falcons and CB Sammy Davis with the Bucs.

  54. […] Pasquarelli: 49ers a Team on the Rise Finally out of salary-cap jail, the 49ers have spent this offseason as if all the extra money is burning a hole in […] […]

  55. 49er’s RULE!!!

  56. Our 2nd RD pick and K.Harris and maybe a 4th

  57. Niners draft

    1st RD ILB Patrick Willis
    1st RD WR Dwayne Jarrett or Bowe one of them will drop
    3rd RD De/Dt
    3rd RD FS
    4th RD RB If Hicks signs somewhere else
    4th RD DE/olb
    4th RD cb
    5th
    6th

  58. OK….so how did we get the other 1st pick without giving up any picks of our own????? The patriots aren’t STUPID enough to take Kwame the Lame.

  59. I just looked on the scout.com’s mock draft for us and they have us taking willis first and Houston (the CB from Arkansas) in the second…..I REALLY doubt he will make it that far, but if he does then we will have one of the deepest secondaries in the league. I still think we should hunt for our free safety of the future because Roman is good now, but we need someone who can be GREAT later.

  60. Come on guys WAKE UP…where did you all go???

  61. heres what we should do on the first day
    1st RD Patrick Willis
    2nd Round Ray McDoanld
    2nd Rd (trade 4th and 3th and a 4th next season) Quientin Moses
    3rd (compensentry) Jacoby Jones

  62. first round-adam carriker,second round-dave harris or h.b. blades,third round- ot doug free and
    our second third round-wr.craig davis l.s.u.

  63. Yeah, we NEED to make a move for either another first or second round pick. We have too many picks NOT TO. Picking up another first rounder might be wishful thinking, but we SHOULD go after another second round player. What if Sidney Rice falls to us….do we take him or not??

  64. The second round of this draft is going to be bargain central.

  65. Another mock draft I saw showed us picking up Datish(the center from Ohio State). What’s up with that??

  66. In the third round.

  67. first get mike tyson to bite terrell owens ear off ,2ndroundget a pumkin to turn in to a deon sanders,third round tap heels together three times and say theres no place like wining the superbowl .

  68. third round drew rosenhuose falls on a bed of nailes pushed by TO.forth round kwame harris cuts his hair and GROWS SOME now he can see what he id doing. 5th round ashley changes his name to al and sells ONCORE LASONIA DINNERS and comes too your house for dinner6TH ROUND SAMMY DAVIS sells cigerettes to miners and goes to jail and his cell mate is mikel jackson.

  69. we should try and get the RT(Maurice Williams) from JAX who was replaced by Tony Pashos through FA in a three way trade involving kwame with a team willing to give up a draft choice for us to compensate the jags with

  70. Keith Lewis wont start over Mark Roman…Roman will get most tyme

  71. I know Roman will start, but we should find someone to take over for Roman in the next couple of years. The draft would be a perfect way to do this. If we trade up for a second first rounder then we could maybe get our hands on willis and reggie nelson….think about that.

  72. Ryn… Feel u onthe Roman deal…My comment was toward some of the upper comments…Keep hearing how K. Lewis should start @ FS…M. Roman has been forgot about…Roman can cover an read better…K. Lewis is more of dat run stopper/ hitter 4 us… wanna see dem both split tyme at tymes but Feel better wit Roman…….. as 4 the future, Yes i would like 2 see us get a young FS

  73. We need to be trying to pull the Manny Lawson….there are soooo many teams in the low twenties that would give up that spot. If we acquire that kind of a pick I say we address free safety or wide receiver. That is where the talent will be available.

  74. Bowe i would like 2 see… or J. Hill n a later round……would also like Bush HB, he may fall to the 3rd, because of injury….just like Gore did

  75. dats only if we end up wit 2 first round picks as you feel

  76. we do need a Willis type player………….finna b a good draft day….D. Smith aint finna cut it

  77. No he isn’t going to cut it. But, he could serve as a back up. After this year, we are going to probably sweep ALL of the remnants of the Erickson era away. That will be very necessary. I just hope the niners have the guts to move up for another pick.

  78. I say we go back 2 the west coast offence and get 2 tall fast cb’s and we will be ok ps I love my team

  79. the niners won 5 superbowls the classy way,the raiders won the games only because they cheated.if you don’t believe me watch america’s game:83 raiders.

  80. MAN..NOW DRAFT PATIRCK WILLIS…….GOSH DAMN…A FUCKIN 4.37 ON THA 40 YARD DASH…ITS A MUST..FUCK CJ….WE TALK BOUT HIM 2 MUCH..BUT U KNO DAMN WELL IT AINT GON HAPPEN…DONT GET ME WRONG HE A GOOD PLAYER..BUT IT AINT GON HAPPEN..OUR POSSIBILITY 4 A TOPFLIGHT PLAYER..IS PATRICK WILLIS..AND HW WEARS THA NUMBER 49..SHIT ITS A SIGN…IM FUCKIN SERIOUS…HE IS THA MISSIN PEICE 2 OUR 49ER RISE..

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