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Mach

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I guess he either wants to win, or doesn't want to deal with the Jacksonville shit show because he'd have a great chance of starting there and they have some weapons.
 

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Watching that Alex Smith E:60, makes me want to see a documentary of draft busts and situations that cause them.

Just looking at the 49ers during the early years, it appears to be a mix of bad coaching and injuries. They drafted quite a bit of talent during that time frame like Frank Gore and Vernon Davis, Delanie Walker?

Then you bring in Harbaugh who coached the hell out of that takent, but they missed on their drafts. Alex Smith played well in that system and the go hurt and Kapernick did well, but the lack of talent being drafted (AJ Jenkins at #30) and the rest of that mess.

I'd say Smith wasn't a complete bust, but wonder how Rodgers would fair being coached by Nolan and Singletary.
Their best draft was 2007 when they got Patrick Willis, Joe Staley, and Dashon Goldson. Then they tailed off the next 2 years with Kentwan Balmer and Michael Crabtree, made a comeback in 2010 with Navarro Bowman and Mike Iupati, so overall they were damn good when Scot McCloughan was putting the draft board. You might as well ask for a documentary on what might have been had McCloughan not run into his personal demons and been forced to resign. It's no coincidence that Seattle followed with their best draft run (Russell Wilson, Richard Sherman, Kam Chancellor, etc.) after they picked up McCloughan, but then they too failed to sustain that success after they parted ways with him when he relapsed.
 
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Another thing, Mike McCarthy was the OC of the 49ers when they took Smith, so had they taken Rodgers instead, one can argue that Rodgers would have been under a similar situation except for the benefit of sitting behind Favre for 3 years and not being thrown into the fire like Smith was.
 

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Their best draft was 2007 when they got Patrick Willis, Joe Staley, and Dashon Goldson. Then they tailed off the next 2 years with Kentwan Balmer and Michael Crabtree, made a comeback in 2010 with Navarro Bowman and Mike Iupati, so overall they were damn good when Scot McCloughan was putting the draft board. You might as well ask for a documentary on what might have been had McCloughan not run into his personal demons and been forced to resign. It's no coincidence that Seattle followed with their best draft run (Russell Wilson, Richard Sherman, Kam Chancellor, etc.) after they picked up McCloughan, but then they too failed to sustain that success after they parted ways with him when he relapsed.
The 49ers went from 6-10 (2010) to 13-3 (2011) after they replaced McCloughan and Singletary with Trent Baalke and Jim Harbaugh. Baalke drafted Aldon Smith and Colin Kaepernick in 2011. Like I said, it indicated they had talent on their team and they just needed the right coach to get them to the next level. Baalke himself was hit or miss (more miss), but what hurt them was the feud between Baalke and Harbaugh.

While Baalke buried himself by chaining himself to Jim Tomsula and Chip Kelly, he did draft Arik Armstead and DeForest Buckner in his last couple of years as GM, and didn't leave the cupboard completely bare. However outside those two, I don't think there was much else in the 2015 and 2016 drafts. Hell, the only thing that really saves Lynch's first draft was George Kittle, because Soloman Thomas is a bust and Reuben Foster ended up being a waste of a first round pick. The 49ers hopefully can sustain long term success with a GM/Coach combination that will get along for a long time to come, because their descent has really fallen on poor coaching choices, and QB issues and that depends on how you feel they would end up if they had kept Alex Smith vs trading him to KC.
 

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Raiders cut DaShone Kizer to help get to 90.

He couldnt even beat Nathan Peterman.
 
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