Here is the video from NFL Network discussing the state of the 49ers franchise.
Video: State of 49ers Franchise
~ by 49ersNews on April 10, 2007.
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we are young but at the same time we do need a go to Wide out and up grade the d line we have alot of draft picks so i dont see any reason why we cant get what we need in the draft i;m looking foward to us being on of the teams in the NFC West this coming year
jeremy said this on April 10, 2007 at 6:16 am | Reply
I agree yesterday on espn the 49ers were on the clock and mel kiper jr said if he had to lean toward picking WR’s or DE’s with the 11th pick he said he would go DE and he said he would pick alan branch but we need WR’s and if I’m not mistaking I think it was marshall faulk who said we should go WR to get alex smith some more weapons and that we need receivers.
I don’t know I’m very confused on where should we go with the 11th pick.
R,Craig33 said this on April 10, 2007 at 8:37 am | Reply
with the 11th pick and the teams in front of us its a toss up on which way to go but the good thing is ….is that we have alot of picks in this years draft we can trade some of those picks to get a wide out early in the 2nd round i like the guy from LSU all i do know is that i want us to get to the top and stay there like we once were that way guys will want to come to us even more
jeremy said this on April 10, 2007 at 8:43 am | Reply
i say go after a defensive tackle first because there is alot of dept at defensive end,safties,corners and wide receivers this year and then in the third go after some offensive line help.
larry said this on April 10, 2007 at 9:22 am | Reply
Patrick Willis is already a niner with the 11th pick. Kiper has never been right and Faulk is just as stupid. It’s common sense that P. Willy is comin here. That way we don’t have to worry about anymore starters for our 4 LBs.
King Maffis said this on April 10, 2007 at 9:45 am | Reply
Patrick Willis will be a niner only if someone that picks in front of us doesn’t pick him first to either keep him or use him as trading bait because some teams HAVE TO KNOW that Nolan wants him bad. So don’t think a team like the texans or dolphins aren’t thinking this or are above pulling this move so they can acquire more picks. And another thing….don’t think the Bills aren’t capable of jumping in front of us to try and get him because they would love to have him as well.
Ryan the 1st said this on April 10, 2007 at 10:02 am | Reply
Nope, Cariker will be a Niner before Willis will be. Don’t get it twisted, Willis is nice, but Cariker is our guy.It makes way to much since to go with a DE.
Corey said this on April 10, 2007 at 10:34 am | Reply
i think it would be funny if we got an offensive lineman with the first round pick and made everyone wrong.
jerry said this on April 10, 2007 at 10:44 am | Reply
Absolute certain that Carriker is a 49er in 17 days from now! Might as well get a jersey with his name on the back!
Dan said this on April 10, 2007 at 10:47 am | Reply
Either way, we’ll have a good option. Carriker or Willis is a win- win situation. I doubt some team picks willis in spite of us like some of you have mentioned. Both players will put our d on anther level.
will G said this on April 10, 2007 at 10:49 am | Reply
I say the 9ers trade the 11th for the 24th and the 28th overall and they take robert mecheem out at the 24th. He is going to be a pro bowler within 2 years. Then get a D line player at the 28th.
Scott said this on April 10, 2007 at 10:53 am | Reply
first round take a defensive end second round defensive lineman then get a m.l.b. and with the rest of the picks take nothing but receivers
MY HARRY SACK said this on April 10, 2007 at 11:20 am | Reply
holy shit there are some true idiots on this site.
Mike Nolan said this on April 10, 2007 at 11:22 am | Reply
and make snyder the starting right tackle and kwame can be a backup.
MY HARRY SACK said this on April 10, 2007 at 11:22 am | Reply
Yeah, besides the Snyder idea, you aren’t making much sense. How can you say that it is a for sure thing. They only way we take Carriker is if Branch, Willis, and Anderson aren’t there at the 11th pick. Carriker would be a great pick up, but I still think that the chances of us taking someone else are much better.
Ryan the 1st said this on April 10, 2007 at 11:37 am | Reply
holy shit,i just saw the new trailer for the new holloween movie!that movie comes out aug.31 and then the regular season starts a few days later,im in fucking heaven.
jerry said this on April 10, 2007 at 11:45 am | Reply
IM GOING TO DRAFT DWAYNE JARRETT,JUST TO PISS OFF YOU LITTLE 10 YEAR OLD BED WETTING HEFFERS.IM TRADING ALL OF OUR THIRD AND FOURTH 5TH AND 6TH ROUND PICKS FOR THE BEST PLAYER DWAYNE JERRETT.
DAVE McCLOUGHAN said this on April 10, 2007 at 11:57 am | Reply
well they suspended packman jones for the year.hahahaha and they suspended chris henry for 6 games.
larry said this on April 10, 2007 at 12:24 pm | Reply
Well you’re right Ryan 1st. Its not certain, but I agree with Will G. Either Carriker or Branch or Willis will put us on another level. The defense is Already Upgraded but the icing on the cake is April 28 & 29! MAKE SURE TO SET YOUR ALARM and go ahead and order the 07 Draft T-Shirt! Its doesn’t matter who we draft because I’m ROLLIN’ WITH NOLAN!
Dan said this on April 10, 2007 at 12:35 pm | Reply
Draft Willis or Carriker at 11, then trade back into the first to pickup a WR (Meacham, Bowe, or Jarrett) or FS (Merriweather, Nelson, Griffin).
Then trade Smiley for a 2nd or 3rd, and trade back up into the 2nd round to get an impact defender or wide reciever (Rice, Hill, Gonzalez, Davis).
JDUBB said this on April 10, 2007 at 12:51 pm | Reply
Just because the draft “experts” are saying we will get Carriker, I am going to say that at 11, he isn’t worth the pick for us. He is a guy that would make sense for New England down the draft, or maybe Pittsburgh before them, since New England will like to change its looks ala Richard Seymour. As far as Pittburgh, it could give them the opporunity to move back and forth between the Tampa 2 and 3-4.
If Willis is there, HE IS our guy. MLB is a bigger need for us than DL. our DL is 2-deep at all 3 spots, so we cna stay fresh with a good rotation. Imagine our LB corps with Lawson, Willis, Moore, and Banta-Cain. Then our top notch secondary. Our Defense would be top 3 in my opinion.
After that, there isn’t much need to trade into the first again. We should keep our second because there is good depth at WR and the top 4 safeties are 1st round material, but I highly doubt all 4 will go in the 1st. If we can grab Michael Griffin in the 2nd, we take him. If he’s gone, we could look at Jason Hill, unless Gonzalez, Jarrett, or Rice slip, which is somewhat unlikely.
Big M said this on April 10, 2007 at 1:14 pm | Reply
I’m an idiot, but I would rather have Jason Hill than Gonzalez. I would rather us go after Griffin than any of those receivers except Jarrett. Big M, haven’t heard from you in a while.
Ryan the 1st said this on April 10, 2007 at 2:11 pm | Reply
draft jason hill and in the second and paul williams in the third round.
fuck it said this on April 10, 2007 at 2:28 pm | Reply
NO WAY WE DRAFT BOTH OF THEM!!! We might get one and I say it is more likely to be Jason Hill, but not both that early. Plus, Paul Williams has some character issues that we don’t need. That draft scout didn’t sound too high on him when he was asked if he thought the niners would go after him.
Ryan the 1st said this on April 10, 2007 at 2:34 pm | Reply
then draft no wide receivers and become losers on offence and wait for gore to score all the time AGAIN(with a nedney fieldgoal),with 8 guys in the box.you cant count on lalie to catch the ball with his butterfingers.he never had a 60 game reception season.and v.d. will be double covered.i dont beleave everything espn,nfl net or sporting news say.because they nitpick on every thing they do.
fuck it said this on April 10, 2007 at 2:57 pm | Reply
and FUCK A DAMM MOCK DRAFT.U DONT NO WHAT THE FUCK TEAMS ARE GOING TO TRADE.FUCK PACKMAN JONES CHRIS HENERY AND RICKY WILLIAMS AND THAT HONKEY TALKING TRASH ABOUT THE RUTGERS GIRLS.IM TIRED OF THE NEGATIVITY ON TV.SOMEONE HAD TO HIT A HOMERUN TODAY OR SOMETHING POSITIVE TODAY. BUT YOU DONT HEAR ABOUT THAT FOR 16 HOURS.SO I FIGURE I TALK TRASH SO SOMEONE WOULD NOTICE TODAY.AND DONT GET ME STARTED ON THE NEEDLE JACKING BARRY BONDS.
FUCK IT said this on April 10, 2007 at 3:07 pm | Reply
Sure and we’ll draft Ronnie Lott with the 11th….
me said this on April 10, 2007 at 4:16 pm | Reply
do you guys think we have a chance to getting aundrae allison or justin blalock this year?
jerry said this on April 10, 2007 at 4:17 pm | Reply
is that true ,the 49ers trade derick smith for a first round pick #28 over all?or is it bull shit?
jerry said this on April 10, 2007 at 5:57 pm | Reply
where did u see that about derick smith?
mario said this on April 10, 2007 at 7:17 pm | Reply
on this site above,49erholic anonymous,thats where i saw it.
jerry said this on April 10, 2007 at 7:31 pm | Reply
that is probably NOT EVEN CLOSE TO TRUE!!!
Ryan the 1st said this on April 10, 2007 at 7:42 pm | Reply
There is NO WAY IN HELL THAT RUMOR IS TRUE…..I really hope it is…..but that is SO UNLIKELY IT ISN’T EVEN FUNNY!!! I saw it on the spot jerry left, but it isn’t being posted anywhere else and that would be HUGE NEWS!!! I expect it to be completely wrong!!
Ryan the 1st said this on April 10, 2007 at 7:47 pm | Reply
Patrick Willis or Trade down with New England for both their number ones. Carriker is way over hyped.
pintor98 said this on April 10, 2007 at 7:47 pm | Reply
wtf man….. april fools is over but this weak is friday the 13th.dam i was wishing it was true.
jerry said this on April 10, 2007 at 8:02 pm | Reply
Derek Smith only has two years at the most left on his contract so why would he even agree to that??? I would take that deal in a heartbeat….unfortunately we are the only ones that would want it to happen. I hope it IS true, but I almost guarantee it isn’t….sorry Jerry….it would have been awesome though.
Ryan the 1st said this on April 10, 2007 at 8:05 pm | Reply
i wonder if we are being to hard on d.smith, he only had one bad season.maybe when he gets his eye fixed he will be better.
jerry said this on April 10, 2007 at 8:05 pm | Reply
Take Ginn Jr. and get your popcorn…
Razoreater said this on April 10, 2007 at 8:23 pm | Reply
razoreator….you’ve been doing some weird drugs because we aren’t going to take a 5’11 170 pound receiver with our first pick….get over it (no offense). He isn’t worth the 11th pick.
Ryan the 1st said this on April 10, 2007 at 9:16 pm | Reply
I don’t care what type of forty time he runs….he is injury prone and one GOOD hit in special team or going across the middle from going on the permanent IR. SOFT SOFT REALLY SOFT. He can say, “catch me if you can!” but if someone does he is OVER!!!
Ryan the 1st said this on April 10, 2007 at 9:19 pm | Reply
BREAKING NEWS, THE 49ERS JUST TRADED JUSTIN SMILEY TO NEW ENGLAND FOR THEIR NUMBER 28 PICK. AWESOME NEWS, ITS ALL OVER ESPN.COM CHECK IT OUT. NOW WE JUST NEED TO GET RID OF KWAMME HARRIS.
#1 49ER FAN said this on April 10, 2007 at 11:54 pm | Reply
SSSweeeeet!! P.S. Ryan the 1st-I know dude, but a guy can have a dream can’t he? Besides pickin Ginn Jr.would be too fun. I mean who wants to see Ko returns and punt returns for touchdown vintage “prime time” plus watching the oppossing defensive coaches soil themselves when they see Gore,Vernon Davis,Battle,Lelie and Ginn Jr.
Razoreater said this on April 11, 2007 at 4:10 am | Reply
NINER FAN said this on April 11, 2007 at 7:18 am | Reply
I’m new to this page, and I’m noticed it sounds like ryan the first is creating other names and talking to him self. He always discusses the same things and agrees with himself and has the same topics and opinions, Lol, sad.
25thrilla said this on April 11, 2007 at 7:21 am | Reply
nfl network got to give them some credit
Josh_BigestNinersfan_ pence said this on April 11, 2007 at 7:43 am | Reply
How much cap room do we have!
Jimdrunkenmiller said this on April 11, 2007 at 8:14 am | Reply
If Willis is around the 11th pick, Nolan will draft the Best Player Available, and that my sons is Patrick Willis. There is so much more depth in DE than LB’s this year. We can surly get a DE who is just as good as Carriker in the later round kids, so quit assuming we will get him with the 11th pick. We’re not. Face it. Patrick Willis is our man.
You're Bad Son said this on April 11, 2007 at 8:33 am | Reply
1:00 in jersey and on espn the nfl sceduale special is on
jerry said this on April 11, 2007 at 9:04 am | Reply
2 MONDAY NIGHT GAMES!!!!!!!!
Clements 22 said this on April 11, 2007 at 9:09 am | Reply
fuck them LEFT OVER DALLAS(WOODSON)BRONCOS(MATT) OLD ASS PHILLY(NEVER WINING A SUPERBOWL)RON JAWORSI,ON ESPN,YOU HAVENT HEARD ANYTHING YET ON THE NINERS,FUCK ESPN, NO LOVE FOR THE NINERS.
jerry said this on April 11, 2007 at 9:22 am | Reply
2007 Schedule · 2006 · 2005 · 2004 · 2003 · 2002
Date Opponent Time/Result
Aug. 13 Denver 8:00 p.m. (ESPN)
Week 2 (Aug. 16-20) Oakland
Week 3 (Aug. 23-27) at Chicago
Week 4 (Aug. 31-Sept. 2) at San Diego
Date Opponent Time/Result SIRIUS Radio
Sep 10 Arizona 10:15pm
Sep 16 @St. Louis 1:00pm
Sep 23 @Pittsburgh 1:00pm
Sep 30 Seattle 4:05pm
Oct 7 Baltimore 4:15pm
Week 6 BYE
Oct 21 @N.Y. Giants 1:00pm
Oct 28 New Orleans 4:15pm
Nov 4 @Atlanta 1:00pm
Nov 12 @Seattle 8:30pm
Nov 18 St. Louis 4:15pm
Nov 25 @Arizona 4:05pm
Dec 2 @Carolina 1:00pm
Dec 9 Minnesota 4:05pm
Dec 15 Cincinnati 8:15pm
Dec 23 Tampa Bay 8:15pm
Dec 30 @Cleveland 1:00pm
mike said this on April 11, 2007 at 9:22 am | Reply
I never heard mike nollan say anything about drafting willis or carriker,but i did here that he was interrested in alan branch.and some people aint got no lives making up stories about justin smiley or derick smith.its bad enough we got to hear about packman jones,chris henry,now today its the lacross players and joey porter AGAIN. probley tomarrow it will be T.O. or tank johnson again.
THIS IS HOG SHIT said this on April 11, 2007 at 9:46 am | Reply
Sorry if you think that 25thrilla, but the topics I am speaking about are the only ones available (which aren’t that much during this time of the year). My opinions are just that, ONLY MY OPINIONS, but I am sorry that it has made you so upset, but I am willing to bet that I am NOT THE ONLY ONE who wants us to take Willis and NOT A RECEIVER WITH OUR FIRST PICK. Also, my last opinion about the rumored trade was probably right on……it was a very unlikely rumor. Why would the Patriots give us their 28th pick overall for Derek Smith (who probably won’t be in the league after two more seasons) when they could probably acquire him for a 4th or even a 5th rounder? Again, sorry if I offended you, but I am entitled to my own opinion…..welcome to America.
Ryan the 1st said this on April 11, 2007 at 9:47 am | Reply
from oct-21st to dec-2nd is gonna be tough,look at all the away games we got.i hope there is no thursday games in that time period.and oct.-7th we will see how good alex smith really is we gotta play the ravens.its a tough sceduale this year,we need to score some points this year to win some games.
jerry said this on April 11, 2007 at 9:57 am | Reply
jerry, we got the Ravens at home, so that should help.
Lookin at the whole schedule, we potentially have 4 primetime games scheduled.
Week 1 – vs. Arizona (Money Night)
Week 10- at Seattle (Monday Night)
Week 15- vs. Cincinatti (Saturday Night)
Week 16- vs. Tampa Bay (Sunday Night – flex)
Big M said this on April 11, 2007 at 10:24 am | Reply
Also, we will have played all of our division games before December
Man I saw the schedule and I’m SO pissed we weren’t going to beat the shit out of the DALLAS Hillbillies! I saw the schedule and were not playing those Hillbilly- Wrestling Watchers! When are we going to play them in the future. hopefully in the NFC Championship game in our Town! on our Turf! Go 49ers!
Cowboy Hater said this on April 11, 2007 at 10:40 am | Reply
thank god we got nate clements this year.maybe we can see the broncos and 49ers preseason game on monday.since i live in jersey we dont get to see every game and i dont have a dish to get season games,my next door room mate got his dish stolen,so im not wasting money on that.its hard to keep anything outside in atlantic city.
jerry said this on April 11, 2007 at 10:47 am | Reply
I want Clements and M. Lewis to knock O.T. the traitor on his ass, and show him the – sellout what he leftbehind- a class act orginization. NOW SERIOUSLY! How could you leave a kick ass town with kick ass people, and go to a place fool of uptight, shitkicking, wrestling watchin metrosexuals. I’ve been their before it sucks, Houston and Dallas suuuuck! The people are stuck up pricks,and they are not all that. Go to hell Cowboys, and bring all your Dallas and Houston fans with ya!
Cowboy Hater said this on April 11, 2007 at 10:48 am | Reply
Lets show ESPN and the rest of the world whats up!
Cowboy Hater said this on April 11, 2007 at 10:50 am | Reply
alan branch first round if were lucky trade up for two second rounders and get one of the top tier safeties hopefully merriwether, and if jarret falls to the second round pick him right a fuckin way that guy is a playmaker bottom line
jon seriously if i ran this team when errickson was around we would be soooo good right now but nolans good said this on April 12, 2007 at 1:40 pm | Reply
I have a feeling that even if Jarrett does FALL TO THE SECOND ROUND that the Falcons will pick him up anyways. THat is why I am not getting my hopes up about Jarrett in the second round. When you look at the teams in front of us in the second round there are a couple of teams who I really be shocked if they didn’t pick him up with their second pick.
Ryan the 1st said this on April 12, 2007 at 2:39 pm | Reply
I got this off of 49erswebzone, check it out….
“ESPN.com has confirmed that there have been some discussions between Atlanta and San Francisco officials about Harris, a player to whom the current 49ers staff has no innate loyalties, since it didn’t choose him. Word at the annual league meetings earlier this week was that the 49ers have already turned down an offer of third- and fourth-round draft choices for Harris from another franchise interested in him, so the Falcons might have to go a bit higher than that to land the three-year veteran, and they might be reluctant to do so.”
Ryan the 1st said this on April 12, 2007 at 2:43 pm | Reply
i dont think drew bledsoe should go in the football hall of fame because he is always getting replaced by tom brady and undrafted tony homo from dallas cow turds.all you have to do is follow the steelers and eagles game plan on defense and get presure on him and he went down like a sack of potatoes.and ryan the 1rst,i cant see us getting a second round pick for a piece of shit.so they better take a second look at that deal(if its true).
XXXX said this on April 12, 2007 at 3:09 pm | Reply
i really just want to trade up for 4 players
jon said this on April 12, 2007 at 7:05 pm | Reply
to ryan the 1st-like the yngwie malmsteen song “Liar”there’s no way we get a 2nd round pick outta lame harris lucky to get a 3rd if that he’s a total erickson bust
razoreater said this on April 12, 2007 at 7:08 pm | Reply
A out of subject question… is there a way to check this page out thorugh cell phone internet. I´ve tried but always get an error message.
ZURDO said this on April 13, 2007 at 10:11 am | Reply
49ERS DEFENSE LOOKIN LIKE MIKE NOLANS DEFENSE WHEN HE WAS N BALTIMORE..
When Mike Nolan took over the reigns as the Baltimore Ravens defensive coordinator in 2002, he inherited one of the most dominant defenses in the NFL. In his three years as DC, his units averaged a seventh place finish in total defense and ranked in the top six in points allowed and yardage twice.
The base 3-4 that the Ravens employed at the time is what Nolan has been attempting to convert the 49ers’ defense to over the previous two years, but without much success. However, with personnel upgrades on defense via free agency, and with the impending selections in this month’s draft, the 49ers’ defensive roster is becoming increasingly similar to the Ravens’ during Nolan’s tenure in Baltimore.
The Ravens really didn’t have a dominant DT to rely on in the post-Tony Siragusa era under Nolan. Instead, he preferred space eaters like Kelly Gregg, Ma’ake Kemoeatu and Marques Douglas to occupy dual blockers, freeing up ends like the speedy Michael McCrary and blitzing outside linebackers like Terrell Suggs who occasionally lined up at DE.
Speaking of Douglas, he and newly signed Aubrayo Franklin played in Baltimore under Nolan and have seen his system work before. Their previous experience, combined with the presence of veteran Bryant Young, make the Niners’ interior line look very comparable, and perhaps better than the group Nolan assembled in Baltimore.
The same cannot be said for the defensive end position, however, unless the team drafts a player like Nebraska’s Adam Carriker or Clemson’s Gaines Adams in Round 1. Roderick Green, another former Raven, could excel over the course of a full season if the way he played at the end of ’06 is any indication.
It could be argued that the personnel at linebacker is what makes or breaks a successful 3-4 defense. Looking at the Ravens’ depth at LB in the Nolan years, it becomes pretty obvious why the team was so successful. Anchored by Ray Lewis in his prime, the star-studded unit also consisted of Adalius Thomas, Terrell Suggs, Bart Scott and then-healthy versions of Edgerton Hartwell and Peter Boulware. With the exception of Hartwell, each of the other four players have made the Pro Bowl at least once. The Ravens easily overwhelm the 49ers’ current talent at linebacker; then again, though, it may have been one of the best LB groups ever assembled.
The Niners moves in free agency make their unit a near-mirror image of the Ravens’, if only on paper. The role of Baltimore’s Chris McAlister is played by the Niners’ Nate Clements, and second CB Gary Baxter is matched by Walt Harris. Former Raven Corey Fuller is played by San Francisco’s Shawntae Spencer, and Ed Reed’s equal at safety is Michael Lewis. To expect a similar level or production doesn’t seem like a stretch, but there is no guarantee the players will develop the same kind of chemistry as the Ravens’ unit did. But the 49ers’ secondary will certainly be improved by comparison to last season.
The one glaring area where the Niners need to find a playmaker is on the outside edge, whether it’s a defensive end or a linebacker. Brandon Moore is solid, and Manny Lawson showed promise in his rookie year, but the unit needs a playmaker if it is to become as dominant as the past defenses in Baltimore.
How a team looks on paper doesn’t necessarily transfer onto the field, but nevertheless, it’s interesting to see Nolan is finally implementing his system. In what will be his third season as the head coach in San Francisco, Nolan finally has the pieces in place to make the 49ers’ defense one of the NFL’s most improved in 2007
TOPFLIGHT said this on April 13, 2007 at 1:15 pm | Reply
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