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This is surely to get 49ers fans excited. Not. Tomsula is a hell of a man and fine football coach, but going from one of the greatest coaches in team history (Jim Harbaugh) to Tomsula doesn't excite anyone. The 49ers are staying in-house with Tomsula, who has been with the team as its DL coach since 2007. He beat out Broncos OC Adam Gase and in-house DC Vic Fangio. The 49ers are getting continuity and a coach that won't meddle in personnel decisions, but the hiring will ultimately be judged by who Tomsula gets to run the offense. Tomsula is expected to bring in ex-Raiders DC Jason Tarver as his defensive coordinator.
What the freak? Bill Walsh? George Seifert? Hell even Mooch went to the playoffs 4 out of his 6 years there. Looking it up, there 1st coach Buck Shaw seems pretty amazing.
Sure against Singletary, Nolan, and Erickson I get it, but did the 49ers become a team in 2003? is that where history began? Let's see how Harbaugh fares when he has to stick around for a while in one place.
Let's pump the brakes on the Harbaugh handies. Right up there with the recruits talking about how he is the Lebron of coaching.

Harbaugh is the third greatest coach in SF history behind Walsh and Seifert. There is no hyperbole about that. Mooch took over a team with a HOF QB close to his prime and got to only 1 NFC title game without reaching a SB. Harbaugh took Alex Smith and a second-year 2nd round pick to 3 straight NFC title games, including 1 SB.

The third greatest coach in an organization's history deserves respect -- especially if that coach has the record Harbaugh had over his 4 years there, particularly considering the dumpster fire he inherited from Singletary. Whenever his time with Michigan is over, he'll be back in the NFL.

LOL sure.

1) Dumpster fire? You mean talent not performing up to snuff. You want a dumpster fire go over to Oakland, or the Lions (previous years), or the Bucs. The 49ers weren't a "we don't have the talent it's hopeless situation" it was a "we can't get our talent to perform situation".

2) Really? Steve Young was close to his prime? He would be in his 12th season in 1997, Mooch's 1st season, and would play one full season in 1998, and 3 games in 1999. It isn't like he would get ride him for his entire coaching career.

3) You then compare Steve Young against Alex Smith, as if Alex Smith was the reason the team went to the playoffs. Did it have something to do with that dominate defense?

Notable Team Statistics
  • Set franchise and NFL record for fewest turnovers in a season (10)
  • Fewest rushing touchdowns allowed in the NFL since 1978 (3)
  • Most consecutive games not allowing a rushing touchdown since 1970 (15)
  • Highest turnover differential in franchise history (+28)
  • Set franchise record of not allowing a 100-yard rusher in 36 consecutive games (dating back to 2009)
  • NFL record set for most field goals made and attempted in a single season (David Akers, 44 out of 52)

4) Don't forget he likes to bail when things start looking ugly. Nice to be able to do that. Defense not looking too hot this year, QB situation falling apart, aging team had a down year, situation could get worse next, BAIL TIME!

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This is surely to get 49ers fans excited. Not. Tomsula is a hell of a man and fine football coach, but going from one of the greatest coaches in team history (Jim Harbaugh) to Tomsula doesn't excite anyone. The 49ers are staying in-house with Tomsula, who has been with the team as its DL coach since 2007. He beat out Broncos OC Adam Gase and in-house DC Vic Fangio. The 49ers are getting continuity and a coach that won't meddle in personnel decisions, but the hiring will ultimately be judged by who Tomsula gets to run the offense. Tomsula is expected to bring in ex-Raiders DC Jason Tarver as his defensive coordinator.
What the freak? Bill Walsh? George Seifert? Hell even Mooch went to the playoffs 4 out of his 6 years there. Looking it up, there 1st coach Buck Shaw seems pretty amazing.
Sure against Singletary, Nolan, and Erickson I get it, but did the 49ers become a team in 2003? is that where history began? Let's see how Harbaugh fares when he has to stick around for a while in one place.
Let's pump the brakes on the Harbaugh handies. Right up there with the recruits talking about how he is the Lebron of coaching.

Harbaugh is the third greatest coach in SF history behind Walsh and Seifert. There is no hyperbole about that. Mooch took over a team with a HOF QB close to his prime and got to only 1 NFC title game without reaching a SB. Harbaugh took Alex Smith and a second-year 2nd round pick to 3 straight NFC title games, including 1 SB.

The third greatest coach in an organization's history deserves respect -- especially if that coach has the record Harbaugh had over his 4 years there, particularly considering the dumpster fire he inherited from Singletary. Whenever his time with Michigan is over, he'll be back in the NFL.

LOL sure.

1) Dumpster fire? You mean talent not performing up to snuff. You want a dumpster fire go over to Oakland, or the Lions (previous years), or the Bucs. The 49ers weren't a "we don't have the talent it's hopeless situation" it was a "we can't get our talent to perform situation".

2) Really? Steve Young was close to his prime? He would be in his 12th season in 1997, Mooch's 1st season, and would play one full season in 1998, and 3 games in 1999. It isn't like he would get ride him for his entire coaching career.

3) You then compare Steve Young against Alex Smith, as if Alex Smith was the reason the team went to the playoffs. Did it have something to do with that dominate defense?

Notable Team Statistics
  • Set franchise and NFL record for fewest turnovers in a season (10)
  • Fewest rushing touchdowns allowed in the NFL since 1978 (3)
  • Most consecutive games not allowing a rushing touchdown since 1970 (15)
  • Highest turnover differential in franchise history (+28)
  • Set franchise record of not allowing a 100-yard rusher in 36 consecutive games (dating back to 2009)
  • NFL record set for most field goals made and attempted in a single season (David Akers, 44 out of 52)

4) Don't forget he likes to bail when things start looking ugly. Nice to be able to do that. Defense not looking too hot this year, QB situation falling apart, aging team had a down year, situation could get worse next, BAIL TIME!

This might be the worst post I've ever seen in my life.

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Just one of those times when Rotoworld forgets to pretend to be unbiased




J.J. Watt was named Defensive MVP as Team Michael Irvin defeated Team Cris Carter in Sunday's Pro Bowl, 32-28.



We meant to blurb this last night, but our on-duty blurber literally fell asleep during the game. Watt racked up one tackle, a leaping interception, a fumble recovery, and four pass breakups for Team Carter. Quarterbacking Team Irvin for seven possessions, Matthew Stafford was named the game's Offensive MVP, throwing for 316 yards and two touchdowns.



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Hype like the following blurb at this time of year is ridiculous:

Missouri WR Dorial Green-Beckham measured 6-foot-5, 237 at the NFL Scouting Combine weigh-in.

The measurements are truly Megatronian. Green-Beckham was listed at a much-slimmer 225 pounds on the Oklahoma website, where he practiced with the scout team last year but never actually played. Put simply, DGB was created to score touchdowns in the NFL. At the below link is a recommended read from Jonathan Bales on how height and weight correlate to touchdown-scoring efficiency.
Feb 19 - 12:10 PM

"Created to score touchdowns in the NFL"? Ok, then.

And people wonder why truly elite talents like Antonio Brown and T.Y. Hilton get overlooked...

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Hype like the following blurb at this time of year is ridiculous:

Missouri WR Dorial Green-Beckham measured 6-foot-5, 237 at the NFL Scouting Combine weigh-in.

The measurements are truly Megatronian. Green-Beckham was listed at a much-slimmer 225 pounds on the Oklahoma website, where he practiced with the scout team last year but never actually played. Put simply, DGB was created to score touchdowns in the NFL. At the below link is a recommended read from Jonathan Bales on how height and weight correlate to touchdown-scoring efficiency.

Source: WR Size & Red-Zone Efficiency

Feb 19 - 12:10 PM

"Created to score touchdowns in the NFL"? Ok, then.

And people wonder why truly elite talents like Antonio Brown and T.Y. Hilton get overlooked...

Agreed. Sometimes they put too much stock in things like this. Both Drew Brees and Russel Wilson slipped in the draft because of their height.

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ESPN Jets reporter Rich Cimini believes the Jets releasing WR Percy Harvin is the "logical move."

The sixth-round pick the Jets parted with in the Harvin deal becomes a fourth-rounder if he is still on the Jets' roster in 2015. Cimini doubts new GM Mike Maccagnan will be willing to sacrifice two rounds in order to keep an injury-prone receiver and his $10.5 million scheduled pay. We tend to agree. Harvin will likely be looking for work during free agency. Jan 24 - 1:03 PM


CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora "would be shocked" if Percy Harvin agreed to take a pay cut to remain with the Jets.

Due a non-guaranteed $10.5 million, the Jets are expected to ask Harvin for a pay cut. If he declines, there's a chance the Jets could release Harvin. If he's cut, La Canfora expects the Patriots to have interest in Harvin. New England has always thought highly of the soon-to-be 27-year-old. We'd expect the Jets to do everything they can to retain Harvin, as they're in need of offensive weapons. Feb 23 - 9:13 PM


So in exactly 1 month Harvin went from an overpaid injury prone player to someone who the Jets must do everything to keep.

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Free agent C.J. Spiller could be a fit with the Eagles now that LeSean McCoy has been traded.



The Eagles are going to have plenty of running back options in free agency, but Spiller might be the best fit. Spiller split time with Fred Jackson in Buffalo, so he doesn't have the mileage or injury risk attached to other players like DeMarco Murray and Frank Gore. The Eagles probably wouldn't have to break the bank to get him either. Spiller and Mark Ingram appear to be the early favorites to replace McCoy in Philadelphia.

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Free agent C.J. Spiller could be a fit with the Eagles now that LeSean McCoy has been traded.

The Eagles are going to have plenty of running back options in free agency, but Spiller might be the best fit. Spiller split time with Fred Jackson in Buffalo, so he doesn't have the mileage or injury risk attached to other players like DeMarco Murray and Frank Gore. The Eagles probably wouldn't have to break the bank to get him either. Spiller and Mark Ingram appear to be the early favorites to replace McCoy in Philadelphia.

lol they must have paid someone on Amazon's mechanical turk to write that.

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Free agent C.J. Spiller could be a fit with the Eagles now that LeSean McCoy has been traded.

The Eagles are going to have plenty of running back options in free agency, but Spiller might be the best fit. Spiller split time with Fred Jackson in Buffalo, so he doesn't have the mileage or injury risk attached to other players like DeMarco Murray and Frank Gore. The Eagles probably wouldn't have to break the bank to get him either. Spiller and Mark Ingram appear to be the early favorites to replace McCoy in Philadelphia.

LOL

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Fox Sports' Mike Garafolo reports the Bills and LeSean McCoy are expected to have a new deal in place before the new league year begins on Tuesday.

McCoy's trade to the Bills does not become official until Tuesday, and Garafolo believes the two sides will have a deal in place by then. McCoy was reportedly frustrated over his trade to Buffalo, but some extra cash should help McCoy come to terms with the deal. McCoy is a questionable fit for Greg Roman's offense, but he will remain an RB1 in Buffalo.
The 2014 RB2 will remain an RB1.

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On the topic of Wallace being traded to Minnesota:

The acquisition of Wallace leaves perennial disappointment Cordarrelle Patterson's future with the Vikings in doubt.

per·en·ni·al
pəˈrenēəl/
adjective
adjective: perennial
1.
lasting or existing for a long or apparently infinite time; enduring or continually recurring.
While I'm not saying they aren't trying to move on from him or that they SHOULDN'T, let's not act like the guy was completely useless in his rookie year.
~ 500 yards receiving, 4 TD's, 3 rushing TD's, and 2 kick return TD's in his rookie year and a pro-bowl appearance for kick returner.
2014 sucked for him but "perennial" is a little dramatic.
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On the topic of Wallace being traded to Minnesota:

The acquisition of Wallace leaves perennial disappointment Cordarrelle Patterson's future with the Vikings in doubt.

per·en·ni·al
pəˈrenēəl/
adjective
adjective: perennial
1.
lasting or existing for a long or apparently infinite time; enduring or continually recurring.
While I'm not saying they aren't trying to move on from him or that they SHOULDN'T, let's not act like the guy was completely useless in his rookie year.
~ 500 yards receiving, 4 TD's, 3 rushing TD's, and 2 kick return TD's in his rookie year and a pro-bowl appearance for kick returner.
2014 sucked for him but "perennial" is a little dramatic.

I was thinking the same thing when I read that blurb.

Let's not forget who was leading the CP hype train last year *cough* Rotoworld *cough*

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Tanking is now something we openly sit players for? (I know this is basketball, just thought it was interesting.)

Jordan Hill (tanking) and Carlos Boozer (tanking) may not be in the rotation vs. the Thunder on Tuesday according to Lakers beat writer Mike Trudell.

Ryan Kelly and Tarik Black are starting in the frontcourt, so winning clearly isn't a priority tonight. The Lakers are going to get their younger guys some more playing time down the stretch, so Hill and Boozer's value will likely start to trend down. We will continue to monitor this story closely, but owners will want to see how things play out tonight before doing anything drastic.
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Who writes the blurbs? Its almost as if they write them to go with the agenda that supports their preconditions and ranking.

Charles Clay said the Bills "don't want me coming off the field."

Clay better be an every-down player considering the Bills made him the NFL's highest-paid tight end over the next two seasons ($11.5M per). That doesn't mean he'll be a statistical force. Clay will be asked to block a lot in Rex Ryan's run-centric offense and when the Bills do pass, it will be spread around by shaky quarterbacks. Sammy Watkins, Percy Harvin and Robert Woods will be chirping for targets.

Like they forget that Cassel has done well with weapons around him, and they forget that Woods sucks, and they forget that Harvin is on his fourth team for a reason.

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Are you guys reporting April Fools Day pranks now? Whoever wrote the blurb either hates Jennings or fell victim to his prank and is upset about it.

After announcing he'd found a new team on Twitter on Tuesday, free agent Greg Jennings ultimately signed with nobody.

It was Jennings' lame attempt at an April Fools' Day joke. Much like Jennings' free-agent "market," there's nothing to see here. Old, slow, and small, nobody is beating down the door to offer Jennings a starting job.
Apr 1 - 8:46 AM
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Are you guys reporting April Fools Day pranks now? Whoever wrote the blurb either hates Jennings or fell victim to his prank and is upset about it.

After announcing he'd found a new team on Twitter on Tuesday, free agent Greg Jennings ultimately signed with nobody.

It was Jennings' lame attempt at an April Fools' Day joke. Much like Jennings' free-agent "market," there's nothing to see here. Old, slow, and small, nobody is beating down the door to offer Jennings a starting job.
Apr 1 - 8:46 AM

I'm going with the second option. Probably sat there with his finger on the refresh button just waiting.

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Here is another great blurb. They are comparing a 2nd year guy with bad QBs to dudes who made pro bowls. Just because probowlers put up the stats doesnt mean Matthews will. This reminds me so much of the Patterson hype. Also, what other WR is gonna be there to take some heat of of Matthews? Roll coverage to the only WR on the team seems like the novice fan can realize that will be the game plan.

Philly Voice's Jimmy Kempski says to "adjust your fantasy football draft boards accordingly" for Jordan Matthews' new role.

The Matthews hype train is picking up an avalanche of steam, but it's warranted. DeSean Jackson had a career year as Chip Kelly's No. 1 wideout and then Jeremy Maclin followed it up with the same. Now Matthews is penciled in for his normal slot role in addition to some outside duties, giving him a projected boost in both volume and depth of target. At worst, Matthews projects as a strong fantasy WR2 right now.
Source: Philly Voice
Apr 6 - 10:53 AM

I love the "AT WORST" comment that he would be a WR2. No, sorry Rotoworld, yet again you are paying a guy too much money to share his blurb opinions as fact. He can suck just like Patterson did especially with crappy QBs.

This is a wasted blurb to drive the hype and agenda that Rotoworld has to pump up a player to backs its projections and rankings. I hear the same type of rhetoric from people who are trying to unload players in my dynasty league.

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which is it rotoworld? everything that is wrong with the blurb writers here is below...

ESPN Giants reporter Dan Graziano expects Andre Williams to earn a greater share of the carries in 2015.

With Rashad Jennings missing five games to injury, Williams led the Giants backfield with 217 carries. He averaged just 3.3 YPC, but was featured as the goal-line back. Williams has a chance to open 2015 in a starting role over Jennings if he continues to develop. He could push for 7-10 touchdowns in OC Ben McAdoo's Power Run scheme. Feb 7 - 5:39 PM
Source: ESPN New York

The Newark Star-Ledger's Nick Powell believes Andre Williams role is "up for question" heading into 2015.

We agree. Some seem to believe Williams has a pretty good chance at being the Giants' lead back on early downs, but we're not so sure. He was really bad as a rookie, averaging an awful 3.3 YPC on 217 totes. It was a Trent Richardson-level performance. In a perfect world, Rashad Jennings would be the Giants' lead dog, Shane Vereen play on third downs, and Williams serve as the occasional hammer. Barring injury, Williams will likely see his carries decline in 2015.
Apr 8 - 10:58 AM

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I'm not sure what you're going for wit the Andre Williams blurbs. They look fine.

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I'm not sure what you're going for wit the Andre Williams blurbs. They look fine.

they are completely contradictory. lol

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I'm not sure what you're going for wit the Andre Williams blurbs. They look fine.

they are completely contradictory. lol

So? They are conveying the thoughts of two different reporters.

The blue portion is essentially saying the same thing as well.

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they are completely contradictory. lol

Completely?

Williams has a chance to open 2015 in a starting role over Jennings if he continues to develop.

.....

Some seem to believe Williams has a pretty good chance at being the Giants' lead back on early downs, but we're not so sure.

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Guys I have found out Slap's true identity. He is none other than...

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Bill Belichick

This should come as no surprise given his superior knowledge of the game and general enthusiasm/positivity about life.

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Guys I have found out Slap's true identity. He is none other than...

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Bill Belichick

This should come as no surprise given his superior knowledge of the game and general enthusiasm/positivity about life.

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