and who is this young woman anyway? cannot possibly be a really old one or lezz typo.
Nothing to see here. The entitled highly-paid football players are responsible for their accomplishments on the field of play once a week. Not for their antics off the field. They have gotten out of jams from their high school playing days through college, and it won't be any different in the professional ranks. That's America and it's love for football.
Amen Glenn! But I doubt seriously that anything with be done at the local level about Aldon Smith...We are talking Santa Clara County Court system here, who are very sympathetic with 49ers ownership, and know the Yorks have to have behinds in the seats at their new little stadium. Now the NFL Commissioner may come down hard on Aldon, but thats a roll of the dice also...After all Goodell is the one who gave his OK for a stadium to be built with parking challenges in Santa Clara...smh.
Ya know, you SF folks shouldn't be so quick to bash Mr. Wolfe. He is just trying to keep a second team in the Bay Area AND have it be viable. If he fails and the team is sold and moved out of town I guess we will be left with one baseball team in the Bay Area, and before you Giants fans say hooray to that think what the lack of competition will do to ticket prices. Remember competition is a good thing not only on the field, but in the battle to fill those seats also.
I believe that Mark Davis will turn the Oakland Raiders around, and will become the toast of the North Bay....
Sorry. Got so carried away I forgot to post the link.
Here's some homework for you, Mr. Dickey. This is a long oral-history interview with Walter Haas by people at UC's Bancroft Library. Toward the end, Mr. Haas talks in great depth about his purchase of the A's, his consent to allow the Giants to add Santa Clara County to their territory (to that point, neither team "owned" it), so that Lurie could try to move the Giants south. Mr. Haas touches on a number of other factual matters you, as a Bay Area sports writer, should learn about. Lurie's offer of $1M, for example, if Haas would move the A's away. Haas bought the A's, however, specifically to keep Finley from moving them (or from selling them to someone who would move them), and Hass remained fiercely loyal to Oakland. Maybe when you finish your homework you can publish a piece comparing the execrable Wolff/Fisher with the great Mr. Haas.
Everybody and his uncle knows that Harbaugh "only" stays in a job for 2 to 3 years, by that time he has worn his Welcome out! Even his Brother jokes about that fact....Jim is a headcase, and his tactics on the sidelines have not only worn thin with the 49ers Front Office, & Players, but also the Fans....
Like Micheal Jordan told Shaq in order to succeed you must fail.Colin will be ok...
Ridiculous, simply ridiculous. Martin is done though I would like to see him play on a team. Sam will not even get drafted.
Biggest asshole in baseball. But I suppose, like fellow asshole Ty Cobb, he deserves a spot in the Hall.
Who's Glenn Dicky?
This article is unfounded. What is the basis for your claim that Kap has "struggles in the red zone." The two end-of-game plays in the Super Bowl and NFC Championship? C'mon. If you're going to doubt the ability of an athletic AND hardworking quarterback to make a few tweaks to improve his game, you're going to need better arguments than what you provide in this article. Kap's talent combined with his immense work ethic will lead to improvements next year. And I'm willing to put money on that.
The QB that Kap grew up watching (Brett Favre) had that same bad tendency of relying on his tremendous arm strength to force balls into tight coverage, instead of throwing to the open receiver. Joe Montana's last minute drive and TD to John Taylor was the perfect example of how to win smart, instead of winning by brute force. Mike Holmgren was able to manage BF to one SB victory, and not much more. In his later years, Favre's behavior proved him to the one dimensional QB and off-the-field moron that he truly is. No wonder Terry Bradshaw has showed such a fondness for Favre -- too brutes of the same feathery mentality. Kap scored a high 30s on his wonderlic, so he's no moron. What makes him stupid is his habitualized belief in his arm strength, and his gambler mentality -- whereas Alex Smith always prefers the safest throw, Kap is a risk seeker, going all-in on Crabtree...almost all the time. Hopefully, losing 1 Superbowl and 1 NFC Championship will finally teach him that -- but then again, a few Hall of Famers (like Brute Fart) never learned. Even John Elway took 3 lost Superbowls and a new head coach to finally get it.
Being a Seahawk fan, I thought that Kaepernick was about the only guy on your offense who scared me. He dominated the 1st half of the NFC Championship game agaisnt the Hawks. He made some bad turnovers late in the game, but that final drive was all him. True, he blew it with the fade against Sherm, but he is so talented that you have to take the good with the bad. He has won a lot of games for the Niners with clutch 4th qtr drives.
Having said that, I didn't like the way he mimicked Cam Newton in the end zone after scoring a TD. Thought it was tacky, especially doing it in Charlotte in front of Cam's fans. This is really not the kind of behavior you want to see from your QB. Guys like Montana, Young, Brady, Manning etc, have always exhibited class out on the field. Colin needs to clean up his juvenile bicep kissing crap.
Great article. Couldn't agree more. Kaepernick has not be impressive as a passer since defenses figured out the option and playing tighter cover. He over throws or under throws nearly every receiver. He often wastes timeouts because he can't get the team to the line quick enough.
what kind of white man is this who calls himself Mr. Dickey? the problem in the champ game was bad officiating, nothing to do with Kap's future which is the subject at hand. he will be a great QB next season recalling the Sherman's rant.
The red zone struggles can also be attributed to some atrocious play calling. The Super Bowl was the prime example. You have a top-end dual threat QB and a great running back and you throw it three straight times? You don't try one read-option or a Gore run when you had been killing it that entire postseason using those plays? Some ire needs to be directed at Greg Roman and Jim Harbaugh as well.
Seahawks fan here - not extending Kap would be insane. The plays he has made show his ability, coaches need to make better calls for him. Six inches seperated him from completing that pass and they would have been in the Superbowl and given the Broncos a beat-down, same as Hawks. In the NFC west a mobile quarterback is a huge asset - just give him more easy outlets and let him use his feet. We had the same frustrations with the Hawks offense, would have been different with a healthy Percy all year, though!
As a Seahawk fan, I agree. Don't give him an extension … maybe you should even trade him to an AFC team. That would sure make things easier for us. Yes, Kaep blew the NFC Championship game and Alex Smith probably would have "managed" you to a win, but would you have even gotten to that game without him? NFC WEST!
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