Archive for the ‘San Francisco 49ers’ Category

Could Ha Ha Clinton-Dix be option for 49ers if Jimmie Ward leaves?

Friday, February 14th, 2020

The 49ers were nine minutes away from ending the 2019 season as Super Bowl champions. A defensive letdown and a Jimmy Garoppolo overthrow in Super Bowl LIV later, and the 49ers are entering the offseason licking their wounds after a 31-20 loss to the Kansas Chiefs, hoping the offseason brings them the missing piece(s) to get back to and win the title. Entering the offseason, the 49ers will have to address the contract situations of tight end George Kittle and defensive tackle DeForest Buckner, both of whom the 49ers likely will give big-money extensions to.

George Kittle leads six 49ers ranked in PFF’s top 101 players of 2019

Friday, February 14th, 2020

George Kittle was voted as the winner of the 49ers' most-prestigious team award. Kittle, as PFF describes it, graded out as the best player, regardless of position, in the NFL last season on a snap-by-snap basis. Kittle, who was voted by his 49ers teammates as winner of the Len Eshmont Award, had 1,053 receiving yards and five touchdowns in the regular season.

Why 49ers’ Deebo Samuel reaching 1,500 total yards isn’t bold prediction

Friday, February 14th, 2020

Deebo Samuel had a tremendous rookie season for the 49ers, over which the wide receiver showed an elite ability to make defenders miss. Among all San Francisco pass-catchers, Samuel trailed only tight end George Kittle in receptions (57), targets (81), receiving yards (802) and yards after the catch (481). Considering it was his first season in the NFL, there is every reason to believe Samuel can improve upon those numbers in his sophomore season with the 49ers.

Protest-leading ex-NFL star Kaepernick writes his story

Thursday, February 13th, 2020

Former NFL star Colin Kaepernick, who instigated a kneeling protest that aroused the ire of US President Donald Trump, said Thursday he will release an autobiography later this year. The former San Francisco 49ers quarterback will release the book through his own publishing company with Audible releasing a spoken-word version. In 2016, Kaepernick refused to stand for the US national anthem before a pre-season NFL game to protest police brutality and social injustice.

NFL-Kaepernick writing memoir about decision to protest during national anthem

Thursday, February 13th, 2020

Colin Kaepernick, who sparked a national debate when he protested against racial injustice by kneeling during the U.S. national anthem, will publish a memoir later this year, the former NFL quarterback announced on Thursday. The book will be released by Kaepernick Publishing who described it as "part political awakening and part memoir" and said it would reveal the life experiences that led him to risk his NFL career in one silent act of protest. "My protest was the culmination of years of thought and experiences, of learning and unlearning," Kaepernick said in a news release.

Colin Kaepernick to release memoir detailing story of ‘my evolution’

Thursday, February 13th, 2020

Colin Kaepernick has announced he will release a memoir later this year through his own publishing house. The former San Francisco 49ers quarterback has had a huge impact on the debate around race, police violence and politics in sports since he knelt for the national anthem in protest at social injustice in 2016. However, he has made relatively few public statements since and he suggested the book may explain his actions more fully.

Colin Kaepernick to discuss ‘what got me to the point of protesting’ in new memoir

Thursday, February 13th, 2020

The former San Francisco 49ers quarterback who started a movement in 2016 by kneeling during the national anthem in protest of police brutality and racism announced Thursday he's releasing a memoir through his new publishing company, Kaepernick Publishing, The New York Times reports. "I want to tell the story of my evolution, and the events that led me to protest systemic oppression, in hopes that it will inspire others to rise in action,” Kaepernick said in a statement. Kaepernick Publishing described the book as "part political awakening and part memoir." The Washington Post reports Kaepernick has been shopping a book going back to 2017, though the Times notes he's "said very little" in the past few years since becoming a free agent.

Colin Kaepernick plans memoir about national anthem protest

Thursday, February 13th, 2020

Colin Kaepernick is still without an NFL team months after his controversial showcase at an Atlanta-area high school but he revealed in an interview published Thursday he still maintains bigger plans. Kaepernick, who since his departure from the San Francisco 49ers has become a polarizing social justice activist, revealed in a rare interview with USA Today he plans to start a publishing company and is planning to release his own memoir which does not have a title as of yet. Kaepernick said he wanted to share his story about what led him to kneel during the national anthem at the start of the 2016 season, which created a firestorm that made its way to the upper echelon of the White House.

Report: Michigan State hiring Mel Tucker to replace Mark Dantonio

Wednesday, February 12th, 2020

After turning down initial interest, it appears that Colorado coach Mel Tucker is headed to East Lansing after all. Tucker and Michigan State agreed to a deal in principal to make him the program's next football coach, The Athletic reported late on Tuesday night. The deal will reportedly more than double the salary Tucker was making at Colorado, double his salary pool for assistant coaches and include a “substantial increase” to the strength and conditioning staff budget and program resources.

Emmanuel Sanders reminds 49ers, NFL he still has some good years left

Wednesday, February 12th, 2020

If not for Jimmy Garoppolo's overthrown pass, Emmanuel Sanders would have produced the highlight play of the 2019 NFL season. Unfortunately for quarterback, receiver and the San Francisco 49ers, alas, it was not to be. Sanders had the 49ers in position to win Super Bowl LIV, and he seems to truly want to help San Francisco get back to the big game next season.