Archive for the ‘San Francisco 49ers’ Category

49ers GM John Lynch: ‘Right now, we don’t need him’

Thursday, November 16th, 2017

When the 49ers acquired their presumptive franchise quarterback in a trade last month, there were two major complications that contributed to skepticism about the future. Jimmy Garoppolo came to the 49ers with a resume that consisted of only two starts in four NFL seasons. Nothing has changed since Garoppolo arrived from New England with six suitcases packed with clothes and belongings – other than the 49ers appear to feel more resolute in their belief Garoppolo is not just a rental.

Giants coach McAdoo holds ‘honest’ meeting with players

Wednesday, November 15th, 2017

The New York Giants are a train wreck as they sit 1-8 and coach Ben McAdoo called all of the coaches and players together for an honest meeting on Wednesday. It was the team's first day back at practice since a 31-21 loss to the previously winless San Francisco 49ers in week 10 and McAdoo took the opportunity to address some of the big issues they are facing this season, including their ability to finish a game. "Message to them in the meeting was we had some open conversations, some hard talks, some plain talks, some simple talk, played some film and were brutally honest with each other," McAdoo said, via ESPN.

NFL Player Calls Out Hypocrisy Of Christians Who’ve Denounced Colin Kaepernick

Wednesday, November 15th, 2017

Eric Reid, a Christian athlete with the San Francisco 49ers, is calling out the hypocrisy of Christians who have denounced NFL players for protesting police brutality and systemic racism. Reid, one of the first to join his then-teammate Colin Kaepernick in kneeling during the national anthem last year, cited the Bible to make his point. “I do see some hypocrisy with the people that call themselves Christians,” Reid, 25, told The Associated Press in an interview released Monday.

Mike Pence’s NFL game walkout carried a five-figure police tab

Tuesday, November 14th, 2017

It was indeed an expensive walkout. Vice President Mike Pence’s attendance at the October NFL game he left early because of a “take a knee” player protest cost more than $14,000 in local police expenses, a government watchdog group said Tuesday.  Pence walked out of the October 8 game between the Indianapolis Colts and San Francisco 49ers after some of the California players kneeled during the performance of the national anthem. President Donald Trump later tweeted that he had asked Pence to leave the stadium if such a protest went down, saying the players were “disrespecting our country.” The watchdog group, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, or CREW, filed a request with

Vote of confidence for under-fire Giants coach

Monday, November 13th, 2017

Beleaguered New York Giants coach Ben McAdoo received a vote of confidence from the franchise's co-owners on Monday in the wake of the team's latest defeat. The Giants fell to 1-8 on Sunday after being beaten 31-21 by the San Francisco 49ers (1-9), who had been winless before the victory. The loss came a week after the Giants had suffered a humiliating 51-point thrashing at home to the Los Angeles Rams, piling the pressure on McAdoo.

NFL player scores emotional touchdown hours after death of premature son

Monday, November 13th, 2017

Marquise Goodwin’s catch that helped his San Francisco 49ers win their NFL game on Sunday was an emotional moment. Hours before the American football wide receiver scored against the New York Giants as his team claimed their first win of the season, his newborn son had died due to complications with his wife's pregnancy. In Instagram posts, Mr Goodwin and his wife Morgan detailed how they lost their child after delivering him prematurely at 4am the morning of the game.

Colin Kaepernick named ‘Citizen of the Year’ by GQ magazine

Monday, November 13th, 2017

Colin Kaepernick, the controversial quarterback whose protest of police brutality and racism in America have sent shock waves through the NFL, has been named “Citizen of the Year” by GQ magazine. The GQ story — titled “Colin Kaepernick Will Not Be Silenced” — manages to not quote the football star-turned civil rights defender a single time. Fuelled by anti-protest comments from President Donald Trump, players began kneeling during the anthem — or not showing up at all — en mass earlier this football season.

Colin Kaepernick named ‘Citizen of the Year’ by GQ magazine

Monday, November 13th, 2017

Colin Kaepernick, the controversial quarterback whose protest of police brutality and racism in America have sent shock waves through the NFL, has been named “Citizen of the Year” by GQ magazine. The GQ story — titled “Colin Kaepernick Will Not Be Silenced” — manages to not quote the football star-turned civil rights defender a single time. Fuelled by anti-protest comments from President Donald Trump, players began kneeling during the anthem — or not showing up at all — en mass earlier this football season.

This Is What Colin Kaepernick’s Protest Mean To Creatives Like Ava DuVernay, Harry Belafonte And More

Monday, November 13th, 2017

GQ magazine has named Colin Kaepernick their Citizen of the Year and for good reason. The former quarterback's National Anthem protest has sparked conversation and brought more attention to police brutality and systemic injustice against Black people, placing the issues in the homes of millions. While the NFL and some of its more conservative fans have been less than supportive of Kaepernick's cause, many of his friends spoke to the men's publication about what the former San Francisco 49er's protest means to them.

NFL protest leader Colin Kaepernick named ‘citizen of the year’ by GQ

Monday, November 13th, 2017

An NFL player who led a spate of protests by kneeling during the national anthem has been named 'citizen of the year' by GQ magazine. Colin Kaepernick began kneeling instead of standing during the American national anthem, played at the start of  games, last season to highlight racial inequality and police brutality. The move sparked a wave of protests from Mr Kaepernick's fellow players but was heavily criticised by some - including from Donald Trump.