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Title: Niners
Post by: Dos Equis on April 10, 2014, 09:42:59 AM
Uh oh.   :-\

Colin Kaepernick being investigated for possible sexual assault
April 10, 2014
NFC WEST, SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS
BY JOSH SANCHEZ

On Thursday afternoon, news surfaced that San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick could be facing some legal trouble for a recent incident in Florida. As first reported by TMZ.com, and later confirmed by the Miami Police Department, the 49ers’ signal-caller is being investigated for a possible sexual assault incident that occurred in Miami earlier this month.

The report states that the case is in the “beginning stages” of the investigation and it is important to note that no one has been charged at this time.

There are no further details available at this time and Kaepernick has yet to comment on the allegations. The 49ers acknowledged the report, and said they are still in fact-finding mode.

“49ers organization is aware of the recent media report regarding Colin Kaepernick,” it said in a statement, “and is in the process of gathering the pertinent facts.”

Per Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee, 49ers receiver Quinton Patton and Seahawks wideout Ricardo Lockette are also part of the investigation, with the incident in question occurring at Lockette’s apartment in Miami.

Last month, a report surfaced that the 49ers were hoping to lock Kaepernick up to a long-term extension before the start of this year’s training camp. It will be interesting to see if allegations could delay the process and cause them to pump the brakes. The former second-round pick in the 2011 NFL draft is currently set to make a $973K base salary in 2014 as part of his rookie deal.

With the investigation ongoing, more information should be released in the coming days.

http://nfl.si.com/2014/04/10/colin-kaepernick-sexual-assault-investigation/


Title: Re: Niners
Post by: UPINTHEMGUTS on April 10, 2014, 09:52:54 AM
It was probably with another guy.

He's a douchebag, tatt'd up yo boy. Don't like him at all. I hate how he wears his hats sideways on his head during interviews. Grow the fuck up and look like a professional.


Title: Re: Niners
Post by: Dos Equis on April 10, 2014, 10:02:26 AM
It was probably with another guy.

He's a douchebag, tatt'd up yo boy. Don't like him at all. I hate how he wears his hats sideways on his head during interviews. Grow the fuck up and look like a professional.

I don't like the image he is portraying, but a douchebag?  I don't see that.  Was a great high school student (4.0).  Was a model student-athlete at Nevada.  Got his degree.  Never in trouble.  Been solid on and off the field in the NFL so far. 

But talk about bad timing.  Just as he's about to ink a big contract. 


Title: Re: Niners
Post by: UPINTHEMGUTS on April 10, 2014, 10:04:58 AM
meh...


Just something about him that irks me.


I'm sure he did something to piss this young lady off. Probably broke things off with her and starting banging a friend of hers.


He'll still get his money.


Title: Re: Niners
Post by: Dos Equis on April 10, 2014, 10:24:22 AM
meh...


Just something about him that irks me.


I'm sure he did something to piss this young lady off. Probably broke things off with her and starting banging a friend of hers.


He'll still get his money.

Or the allegations could be entirely fabricated. 


Title: Re: Niners
Post by: UPINTHEMGUTS on April 10, 2014, 11:34:39 AM
from Espn:



Cops investigate Kaepernick, others
 

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick and two other NFL players are being investigated by Miami police for an incident earlier this month at a Miami hotel.
 

AP Photo/Marcio Jose SanchezThe 49ers say they are aware of an investigation of Colin Kaepernick and others by Miami police.

 
Police, contacted Thursday afternoon, confirmed that there is an investigation but would not describe or categorize the exact nature of what police are looking into.
 
No arrests have been made, and no charges have been filed.
 
According to an incident report filed with Miami police on Friday, an unnamed woman said she had an encounter with Kaepernick, 49ers wide receiver Quinton Patton and Seahawks receiver Ricardo Lockette on April 1 at the Viceroy hotel in downtown Miami. The woman told police she spent time with the three players, drinking and smoking marijuana in Lockette's apartment and eventually ending up in a bedroom with Kaepernick.
 
According to the report, she told police both of them removed their clothes but did not have sex. Kaepernick eventually left the room. The woman also told police, according to the report, that Patton and Lockette later opened the door and "peeked" into the room but closed the door and left after the woman told them to get out. She told police she could not remember anything after that.
 
TMZ.com reported earlier Thursday that Kaepernick is being investigated for an alleged sexual assault, according to law enforcement sources. Those sources told TMZ that the investigation is in its "beginning stages."
 
However, police would not confirm that or characterize the incident or nature of the investigation when contacted by ESPN.
 
49ers general manager Trent Baalke, in a statement released Thursday, said the team is aware of the report and "is in the process of gathering the pertinent facts."


Title: Re: Niners
Post by: UPINTHEMGUTS on April 14, 2014, 06:10:34 AM
49ers are having a great offseason.....Kapernick, Culliver, and now Aldon Smith.....


Title: Re: Niners
Post by: Dos Equis on April 14, 2014, 12:29:58 PM
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot.  This dude needs help.   :-\

Aldon Smith arrested at airport
Updated: April 14, 2014
By Adam Schefter | ESPN

Los Angeles police arrested San Francisco 49ers linebacker-defensive end Aldon Smith at Los Angeles International Airport on Sunday afternoon after he indicated he was in possession of a bomb.

Smith was booked Sunday afternoon, according to LAPD Sgt. Michael Fox. Smith was charged with a false bomb report, which is punishable by up to one year in jail. He posted $20,000 bail Sunday night, according to multiple reports.

49ers general manager Trent Baalke issued a statement saying: "We are disappointed to learn of the incident today involving Aldon Smith. As this is a pending legal matter and we are still gathering the pertinent facts, we will have no further comment."

According to Los Angeles World Airports PIO Sgt. Karla Ortiz, the incident happened as the man, later identified as Smith, was going through Terminal 1 screening and was randomly selected for secondary screening.

Smith then became belligerent and uncooperative with the process and with the TSA agent, making a comment indicating that he was in possession of a bomb before proceeding toward the gate area, according to Ortiz.

Los Angeles Airport Police made contact with him at the gate and he then became uncooperative again and was detained and taken into custody by Airport Police.

Many people on the scene, including former Marine veteran Clayton Mullaly, captured the incident on video.

This incident is Smith's latest run-in with the law.

In November, Smith pleaded not guilty to three felony counts of illegal possession of an assault weapon, stemming from an incident at a party at his home in 2012.

Smith also missed five games this past season while spending time in an alcohol treatment center. He entered treatment voluntarily three days after he was arrested for drunken driving for the second time since early 2012.

It's a jam-packed, guest filled offseason podcast hosted by Robert Flores. Adam Caplan, Bill Williamson, Darren Rovell and Mike Freeman examine the latest NFL stories.

Despite the five-game absence, Smith finished with 12 sacks and 34 tackles over the course of the Niners' season, which ended in a NFC Championship Game loss to division rival Seattle.

Smith, 24, is facing charges for both the arrest for the incident at his home and the September arrest for drunk driving. This latest incident could trigger league discipline. The NFL did not suspend Smith after the September arrest. In October, commissioner Roger Goodell said the fact that Smith voluntarily sought treatment could play a role in him not getting a suspension.

http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/10777877/aldon-smith-detained-los-angeles-airport


Title: Re: Niners
Post by: UPINTHEMGUTS on April 14, 2014, 12:43:49 PM
Phenomenal talent on the field but a .10 brain off of it.


Title: Re: Niners
Post by: Dos Equis on April 14, 2014, 01:21:28 PM
Phenomenal talent on the field but a .10 brain off of it.

I don't know what is wrong with him. 

Wait.  Actually I do know what part of the problem might be.  I've said for years that taking a kid with poor life training and turning him into an overnight millionaire is a recipe for disaster.  I remember Lawrence Taylor talking about how his drug habit started because he was walking about with six figures spending money and didn't find a productive way to spend the money. 

These kids have no oversight.  Nobody telling them "no."  Surrounded by leaches. 

I don't know if this kid had poor life training, but that could be part of the problem (along with the money). 


Title: Re: Niners
Post by: UPINTHEMGUTS on April 15, 2014, 07:38:42 AM
I don't know what is wrong with him. 

Wait.  Actually I do know what part of the problem might be.  I've said for years that taking a kid with poor life training and turning him into an overnight millionaire is a recipe for disaster.  I remember Lawrence Taylor talking about how his drug habit started because he was walking about with six figures spending money and didn't find a productive way to spend the money. 

These kids have no oversight.  Nobody telling them "no."  Surrounded by leaches. 

I don't know if this kid had poor life training, but that could be part of the problem (along with the money). 

The thing about the life training is that these atheltes, especially the rookies, do receive life training at these rookie symposiums. Whether it's financial advice or advice from police officers reagrding the law, the guys do get exposed to these realities from the very start. It's up to them as to whether or not they want to heed these advices or think they are above all that. There is a % of the world population that are just plain stupid knuckleheads and always find themselves in trouble. A small number of pro athletes can and will fall under that %. These are young men who are about to earn millions of dollars and have no idea how to mentally prepare for that.


What ever happened to being just plain stupid or crazy? Enough with the excuses for his behavior or any other knucklehead.


Title: Re: Niners
Post by: Dos Equis on April 15, 2014, 10:55:18 AM
The thing about the life training is that these atheltes, especially the rookies, do receive life training at these rookie symposiums. Whether it's financial advice or advice from police officers reagrding the law, the guys do get exposed to these realities from the very start. It's up to them as to whether or not they want to heed these advices or think they are above all that. There is a % of the world population that are just plain stupid knuckleheads and always find themselves in trouble. A small number of pro athletes can and will fall under that %. These are young men who are about to earn millions of dollars and have no idea how to mentally prepare for that.


What ever happened to being just plain stupid or crazy? Enough with the excuses for his behavior or any other knucklehead.

A few hours in a meeting will not compensate for a failure to provide a kid with proper training during his formative years.  It's too late already. 

My pie in the sky solution is to make a college degree a prerequisite to playing major professional sports.  Will never happen, but it would prevent a lot of this stuff IMO.  Look at the knuckleheads in professional sports.  How many of them have college degrees?  I've never looked at the percentages, but I'd be willing to bet the overwhelming majority of professional athletes who actually finished school rarely show up on the police blotter.   


Title: Re: Niners
Post by: Dos Equis on April 15, 2014, 10:58:09 AM
I guess this isn't as a bad as the first headline, but what the heck are they doing in a hotel room at midnight with one drunk/high naked female on the bed??  Idiots. 

And this cuts directly against what I just said about college degrees, because Kaepernick graduated from Nevada.   :-\

Report: Lockette called 911 after woman refused to leave apartment
Posted on April 14, 2014
by Eric Branch   

Seahawks wide receiver Ricardo Lockette made a 911 call at 12:03 a.m. on April 2 after arguing with the unnamed 25-year-old woman at the center of a Miami police investigation that also involves 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick and wide receiver Quinton Patton, Andy Slater of 940-AM in Miami reported today.

According to a Miami police incident search report, Lockette called from the Viceroy Hotel after the woman, who was lying naked on Kaepernick’s bed, refused to leave. In response, a Crisis Intervention Team was summoned to Apt. 4710. The woman was taken to Jackson Memorial Hospital by the Miami fire department.

According to the program’s web site, Florida’s CIT is a “police response program designed for first responders who handle crisis calls involving people with mental illness including those with co-occurring substance abuse disorders.”

In a Miami police incident report taken on April 3, the woman says she blacked out after drinking shots and smoking marijuana in the players’ company and woke up in a hospital bed. The woman said she blacked out when she was naked on a bed, where she had been with Kaepernick. She said they did not have sex, but had done so in the past. The woman was reportedly given a rape test at the hospital.

On Friday, Kaepernick, on Twitter, blasted an initial report that claimed he was being investigated for sexual assault.

“The charges made in the TMZ story and other stories I’ve seen are completely wrong,” Kaepernick said. “They make things up about me that never happened. I take great pride in who I am and what I do, but I guess sometimes you have to deal with someone who makes things up …. I assure you that your faith is not misplaced.”

The players have not been charged with crimes. The investigation is being conducted by the Miami Police Department’s Special Victims Unit, which investigates sexual battery and other serious crimes.

Today, a Miami police spokesman said he had no update on the investigation.

*******************************************************

Charges are “not likely” to be filed today against 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith after he allegedly made a false bomb threat at Los International Airport, a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office said. It’s possible, of course, that charges will be filed later this week.

Smith is already scheduled to appear in Santa Clara Superior Court on April 29 regarding a DUI arrest and three felony weapons charges stemming from last year.

http://blog.sfgate.com/49ers/2014/04/14/report-lockette-called-911-after-woman-refused-to-leave-apartment/


Title: Re: Niners
Post by: UPINTHEMGUTS on April 15, 2014, 11:07:23 AM
A few hours in a meeting will not compensate for a failure to provide a kid with proper training during his formative years.  It's too late already. 

My pie in the sky solution is to make a college degree a prerequisite to playing major professional sports.  Will never happen, but it would prevent a lot of this stuff IMO.  Look at the knuckleheads in professional sports.  How many of them have college degrees?  I've never looked at the percentages, but I'd be willing to bet the overwhelming majority of professional athletes who actually finished school rarely show up on the police blotter.   

LOL.....Earning millions of dollars will always trump an education. I do agree with your opinion of athletes with degrees not getting in trouble with the law.

An interesting parallel is the NBA. Charles Barkley's opinion is that college basketball players should stay at least 3 years, if not try to attain their degree. No more high school players jumping straight to the pro level or no more one and done college players. He thinks the quality of the NBA games would be much better because the rookies coming in would have a much more defined skill set to their game and would be more physically mature. I agree with this.

Unfortunately, this will never happen either. The only NBA player with a four year degree that I can think of that is a true superstar(or at least used to be) is Tim Duncan. He's 38 years old and a 17 year veteran. What does that tell you? lol


Title: Re: Niners
Post by: Dos Equis on April 15, 2014, 11:24:06 AM
LOL.....Earning millions of dollars will always trump an education. I do agree with your opinion of athletes with degrees not getting in trouble with the law.

An interesting parallel is the NBA. Charles Barkley's opinion is that college basketball players should stay at least 3 years, if not try to attain their degree. No more high school players jumping straight to the pro level or no more one and done college players. He thinks the quality of the NBA games would be much better because the rookies coming in would have a much more defined skill set to their game and would be more physically mature. I agree with this.

Unfortunately, this will never happen either. The only NBA player with a four year degree that I can think of that is a true superstar(or at least used to be) is Tim Duncan. He's 38 years old and a 17 year veteran. What does that tell you? lol

There are others in the NBA with degrees, but they are not necessarily superstars:  Grant Hill (recently retired), Derek Fisher, Shane Battier, J.J. Reddick, etc.  What you typically find is the same kind of person.  Unlikely to see those guys at a night club at 3 a.m. with a loaded weapon in their pocket. 

I agree with Barkely too.  They do it in the NFL (must be three years out of high school).  Don't see why they cannot do it in the NBA. 

But I doubt anything changes. 


Title: Re: Niners
Post by: UPINTHEMGUTS on April 15, 2014, 11:36:50 AM
There are others in the NBA with degrees, but they are not necessarily superstars:  Grant Hill (recently retired), Derek Fisher, Shane Battier, J.J. Reddick, etc.  What you typically find is the same kind of person.  Unlikely to see those guys at a night club at 3 a.m. with a loaded weapon in their pocket. 

I agree with Barkely too.  They do it in the NFL (must be three years out of high school).  Don't see why they cannot do it in the NBA. 

But I doubt anything changes. 

I think that mainly has to do with the physicallity differences between the two sports. A young athlete has to have that physical maturity after age 20 to endure the rigors of pro football. But I think the same argument should be made for pro basketball too which supports Barkley's opinion.


Title: Re: Niners
Post by: Dos Equis on April 15, 2014, 11:39:39 AM
I think that mainly has to do with the physicallity differences between the two sports. A young athlete has to have that physical maturity after age 20 to endure the rigors of pro football. But I think the same argument should be made for pro basketball too which supports Barkley's opinion.

I agree.


Title: Re: Niners
Post by: Dos Equis on May 07, 2014, 12:01:34 PM
This is a far cry from the initial sexual assault investigation headline. 

Police Release 911 Calls In Kaepernick Case

The Miami Police release 911 tapes related to the investigation of 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick.

Colin Kaepernick took to Twitter on Wednesday in response to the 911 tapes released in the investigation involving the San Francisco 49ers star quarterback, tweeting that he is "glad the truth is getting out."

A naked woman who referred to herself as "Jesus" is the focus of the two emergency calls placed April 1, according to 911 tapes released Tuesday.

Kaepernick weighed in less than 24 hours later on Twitter.

Police did not identify the men that made the two calls. In the first call, a man who identified himself as hotel security said a woman was in the hotel room and was refusing to leave.

"She said her name was Jesus, and she don't have no clothes on," he told the 911 operator.

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When the 911 operator asked who the woman was visiting, the guard said: "She's visiting this gentleman here."

The second call was made by another male, who requested that police come to the room because, he said, the woman was lying in bed "and she's not leaving" until a friend of his showed up.

"There's a young lady in my friend's bed," the caller says. "She says she's not leaving until she sees him ... No, no, he's not her boyfriend. He's someone she wants to sleep with."

Two days after the 911 calls were placed, an unidentified woman went to Miami police headquarters saying she was partying with Kaepernick, 49ers receiver Quinton Patton and Seattle Seahawks receiver Ricardo Lockette. She said she passed out and didn't remember anything else until waking up in the hospital.

Police have not called it a criminal investigation, referring to it instead as a "suspicious incident."

http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/10897235/colin-kaepernick-san-francisco-49ers-tweets-truth-getting-regard-911-tapes


Title: Re: Niners
Post by: UPINTHEMGUTS on May 07, 2014, 12:15:21 PM
nothing will come of this. Even tho I hate Caepernick, I'm sure his name will be cleared.


Title: Re: Niners
Post by: UPINTHEMGUTS on May 09, 2014, 11:36:12 AM
Beach....


What do you think about the trade of Stevie Johnson coming to the 49ers?


Only cost a 4th rounder but did the 49ers need more WR's?


Title: Re: Niners
Post by: Dos Equis on May 09, 2014, 12:05:19 PM
Beach....


What do you think about the trade of Stevie Johnson coming to the 49ers?


Only cost a 4th rounder but did the 49ers need more WR's?

I don't know anything about this guy.  On paper he has been pretty productive. 

They do need help at WR.  Boldin and Crabtree are the starters, but after that it is second year player Patton who has potential but hasn't done anything yet and Brandon Lloyd, who is talented but didn't play last year.  There is also Baldwin who they got from KC last year (an exchange of first round busts), but I'm not sure he will even make the team. 

I think they'll probably draft a WR in this draft too.  What they really need is someone who can stretch the field. 

RB LaMichael James is on block.  Really disappointed because I thought he had a lot of potential as a Sproles type player. 


Title: Re: Niners
Post by: UPINTHEMGUTS on May 09, 2014, 12:18:38 PM
I don't know anything about this guy.  On paper he has been pretty productive. 

They do need help at WR.  Boldin and Crabtree are the starters, but after that it is second year player Patton who has potential but hasn't done anything yet and Brandon Lloyd, who is talented but didn't play last year.  There is also Baldwin who they got from KC last year (an exchange of first round busts), but I'm not sure he will even make the team. 

I think they'll probably draft a WR in this draft too.  What they really need is someone who can stretch the field. 

RB LaMichael James is on block.  Really disappointed because I thought he had a lot of potential as a Sproles type player. 

Johnson is a good, productive player. I'm curious to see how well he plays with Kaepernick throwing him the ball.   


Title: Re: Niners
Post by: Dos Equis on May 09, 2014, 12:24:14 PM
Johnson is a good, productive player. I'm curious to see how well he plays with Kaepernick throwing him the ball.   

If he's a good player then he should fit in well.  They really have a much better offense when both Crabtree and Boldin are in the lineup.  They will supposedly use more three WR sets with Johnson.  I've never seen him play. 


Title: Re: Niners
Post by: UPINTHEMGUTS on May 10, 2014, 12:27:12 PM
If he's a good player then he should fit in well.  They really have a much better offense when both Crabtree and Boldin are in the lineup.  They will supposedly use more three WR sets with Johnson.  I've never seen him play. 

He's the guy who blamed God for a dropped touchdown pass that would ve won the game.


Title: Re: Niners
Post by: tbombz on May 14, 2014, 07:27:36 PM
I don't know anything about this guy.  On paper he has been pretty productive. 

They do need help at WR.  Boldin and Crabtree are the starters, but after that it is second year player Patton who has potential but hasn't done anything yet and Brandon Lloyd, who is talented but didn't play last year.  There is also Baldwin who they got from KC last year (an exchange of first round busts), but I'm not sure he will even make the team. 

I think they'll probably draft a WR in this draft too.  What they really need is someone who can stretch the field. 

RB LaMichael James is on block.  Really disappointed because I thought he had a lot of potential as a Sproles type player. 

We now have 4 legit pro bowl wide recievers on our team in Crabtree, Boldin, Johnson, and Lloyd. Plus Patton is actually that speedy guy we need to stretch downfield.

Lamichael James is a great athlete, but he fumbles the ball. And Kendall Hunter has consistently gotten more yards per carry and proven himself an all around better athlete anyways.


Title: Re: Niners
Post by: polychronopolous on May 15, 2014, 06:35:48 AM
We now have 4 legit pro bowl wide recievers on our team in Crabtree, Boldin, Johnson, and Lloyd. Plus Patton is actually that speedy guy we need to stretch downfield.

Lamichael James is a great athlete, but he fumbles the ball. And Kendall Hunter has consistently gotten more yards per carry and proven himself an all around better athlete anyways.

Rangers just lost 40% of their rotation last night to season ending injuries.

Looks like it'll be your A's slugging it out with the angels for first place.  >:(


Title: Re: Niners
Post by: Dos Equis on May 15, 2014, 08:46:04 AM
He's the guy who blamed God for a dropped touchdown pass that would ve won the game.

lol.  Didn't hear that one.

BTW, I think players who do the whole praying thing on field have it all wrong.  They should drop to their knees and pray after they drop a TD pass, loss a fumble, get burned for a TD, throw an INT, etc.


Title: Re: Niners
Post by: Dos Equis on May 15, 2014, 08:50:08 AM
We now have 4 legit pro bowl wide recievers on our team in Crabtree, Boldin, Johnson, and Lloyd. Plus Patton is actually that speedy guy we need to stretch downfield.

Lamichael James is a great athlete, but he fumbles the ball. And Kendall Hunter has consistently gotten more yards per carry and proven himself an all around better athlete anyways.

Patton is a possession receiver.  Not a speed guy.  The kid they just drafted is supposed to be pretty fast.

James is the return guy, but I agree Hunter was better out of the backfield.  Although I'm not sure James got enough touches to really be evaluated.


Title: Re: Niners
Post by: Dos Equis on June 04, 2014, 02:28:41 PM
Cha-ching.

Kaepernick signs six-year deal
Updated: June 4, 2014
ESPN.com news services

Colin Kaepernick and the San Francisco 49ers struck a deal Wednesday on a six-year contract extension, which sources told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter is worth more than $110 million -- including a record $61 million guaranteed.


The deal ties Kaepernick to the 49ers through the 2020 season and puts him among the 10 highest-paid quarterbacks in the NFL. He was scheduled to have made $1.073 million this season.

"Colin's hard work and dedication have played an integral role in the recent success of the 49ers organization," general manager Trent Baalke said in a statement. "His work ethic, leadership and on-field production have positively influenced our team, and we look forward to his continued growth in all areas."

Since taking over the starting job from Alex Smith midway through the 2011 season, Kaepernick led the 49ers to their first Super Bowl in 18 years after the 2012 season -- losing by three points to Baltimore -- and then to the NFC title game again last season, a three-point defeat to eventual Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks.

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Colin Kaepernick, who is 21-8 as the starting QB for the San Francisco 49ers, will receive a record $61 million in guaranteed money as part of his new six-year deal.
The extension is expected to have strong implications on potential deals for Cam Newton, Andy Dalton and Alex Smith this year, along with those for Andrew Luck, Robert Griffin III and Russell Wilson next year, when they are eligible to sign their first contract extensions.

A second-round draft pick out of Nevada in 2011, Kaepernick has thrived under former NFL quarterback Jim Harbaugh -- and the coach has said how much he wants the mobile, strong-armed QB around for the long haul. Accomplishing an extension before the season is a big deal as the team begins its first year in $1.2 billion Levi's Stadium at team headquarters.

"I really expect a real breakout year for Colin. Athletically, he looks bionic," Harbaugh said during the organized team activity last week. "If you all remember the Six Million Dollar Man, that's what it looks like to me. He's very gifted and he always has been. He has the look and feel of a guy who's really going to break out, even more so than he already has. I'm really excited about everything about his game right now."

In a sensational playoff debut in January 2013 against Green Bay, Kaepernick used his speed to run for a quarterback-playoff-record 181 yards and two touchdowns. Then, in a season-opening win against the Packers last September, he threw for a career-best 412 yards and three scores.

Harbaugh remained optimistic of getting a new deal done, while Kaepernick said his only focus was on football and he was leaving it to his agents to do the rest. The quarterback had said he sought a "fair" deal.

He is regularly the first to arrive at work each morning and the last one off the field.

Kaepernick has completed 382 of 639 passes for 5,046 yards and 31 touchdowns. He also has started all six postseason games in which he has appeared, earning four wins and passing for 1,374 yards and seven touchdowns.

He said last week he hopes a Miami investigation from April that names him will soon be over.

Last month, Miami police released two calls to a 911 dispatcher saying a woman identifying herself as Jesus was lying naked in a bed and refusing to leave. The callers said the woman wanted to spend time with a third man who wasn't there.

Police say the other players involved in the case are 49ers wide receiver Quinton Patton and Seahawks receiver Ricardo Lockette. None of them has been charged with any wrongdoing.

http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/11032829/colin-kaepernick-san-francisco-49ers-agrees-six-year-deal-worth-more-110-million


Title: Re: Niners
Post by: Dos Equis on January 14, 2016, 03:07:26 PM
Not sure exactly how I feel about this.

Chip Kelly hired as 49ers coach
Paul Gutierrez
ESPN Staff Writer

The San Francisco 49ers have hired Chip Kelly to be the 10th head coach in franchise history, 11 days after firing Jim Tomsula following a 5-11, one-and-done season.

Kelly, 52, interviewed with the 49ers last week. He was fired in his third season as coach of the Philadelphia Eagles with one week to go in the season and the Eagles languishing at 6-9.

"As one of the most historic franchises in the National Football League, I realize the high standards and expectations that this position demands and I embrace the challenges ahead," Kelly said in a statement. "My immediate focus is to build the best coaching staff possible, one that will maximize the abilities of each of our players and put us in the best position to win football games."

49ers CEO Jed York tweeted that he and general manager Trent Baalke selected Kelly, who will be introduced in a news conference next week, "after a thorough search."

Wide receiver Torrey Smith also tweeted about the hiring Thursday.

Kelly fits the criteria set forth by York and Baalke as a veteran coach with a big name and a clear vision -- a quick-strike offensive philosophy. It should be interesting to see how Kelly, who wanted a big say in personnel control in Philadelphia, interacts with Baalke, who, despite saying there is no iron fist in the organization, has a reputation as a personnel hard-liner.

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"Chip possesses all the qualities we were looking for in our next head coach," Baalke said in a statement. "He has demonstrated the ability to be innovative everywhere he has coached and has had great success throughout his career. Chip's passion for the game and vision for the future of this team clearly stood out to us during the search process. He is an extremely driven individual that I look forward to working with."

Kelly, who went to Philadelphia after four seasons as coach at Oregon, had consecutive 10-6 seasons with the Eagles before this season's flameout that began with controversy over his handling of the roster.

He is just the second 49ers head coach since the 1970 AFL-NFL merger who has had previous NFL head-coaching experience (not counting Tomsula, who was an interim coach for one game before his hire). The other was Dennis Erickson, who went 9-23 in 2003 and 2004.

Kelly already has a connection with Niners senior personnel executive Tom Gamble, who had been with Kelly in Philadelphia.

Kelly was the first coach in Eagles history (and second in NFL history) to win a division title in his first season -- Philadelphia lost a wild-card round game to the New Orleans Saints -- and his 26 wins are tied with Ray Rhodes for third most by an Eagles coach in his first three seasons.

Speed meets speed

Chip Kelly's Eagles team averaged a play every 22.7 seconds in 2015, the fastest rate in the league by more than three seconds. But the 49ers were quick off the ball too, ranking fifth in time per play.

Shortest average time of possession per play - 2015


Team

Time*


Eagles 22.7
Giants 26.0
Texans 26.2
Jaguars 26.4
49ers 26.5

* In seconds
-- ESPN Stats & Information

The Eagles averaged a play once every 23.1 seconds of possession under Kelly, three seconds faster than any other team, per ESPN Stats & Information.

Philadelphia owes Kelly about $13 million over the next two years, but that total will be offset by the deal Kelly signs with San Francisco, a league source told ESPN's Darren Rovell.

Being an offensive-minded coach, Kelly fits the same bill as the seven candidates the Niners interviewed after they finished 31st in the league in total offense and last in scoring: Buffalo Bills assistant head coach/running backs coach Anthony Lynn, Cleveland Browns offensive coordinator John DeFilippo, Tampa Bay Buccaneers offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter, Cincinnati Bengals offensive coordinator Hue Jackson, former New York Giants coach Tom Coughlin and former Denver Broncos and Washington coach Mike Shanahan.

"Chip has a proven track record at both the college and NFL levels that speaks for itself," York said in a statement. "We believe strongly that he is the right man to get this team back to competing for championships. I look forward to watching Trent and Chip work closely to build a team that will make us all proud."

The 49ers had narrowed their finalists to Kelly and Shanahan earlier Thursday, sources told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.

Kelly's hiring also brings to mind the future of quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who is recovering from three surgeries -- left shoulder, right thumb and left knee -- and was thought to be done in Santa Clara but whose skill set fits Kelly's offense.

Kaepernick's $11.9 million salary for 2016 becomes fully guaranteed for injury come April 1, and there had been belief the team might try to trade or release him.

http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/14569856/san-francisco-49ers-hire-chip-kelly-next-coach


Title: Re: Niners
Post by: OzmO on February 09, 2016, 12:15:15 PM
Heath Evans ripped the move.

- Disciplined defenses dominated Chips offenses

- Chips defensive and offensive players get very tired at the end of the game

- Chip in 3 seasons averaged 30th or something in red zone scoring


Title: Re: Niners
Post by: Dos Equis on February 10, 2016, 10:38:23 AM
Heath Evans ripped the move.

- Disciplined defenses dominated Chips offenses

- Chips defensive and offensive players get very tired at the end of the game

- Chip in 3 seasons averaged 30th or something in red zone scoring

Not good. Although he did win with some pretty average talent.


Title: Re: Niners
Post by: CalvinH on February 11, 2016, 01:25:43 PM
Not good. Although he did win with some pretty average talent.

And got rid of all the good talent.


Title: Re: Niners
Post by: Dos Equis on February 12, 2016, 09:30:56 AM
And got rid of all the good talent.

True.  He should not be in charge of personnel decisions. 


Title: Re: Niners
Post by: Dos Equis on September 27, 2016, 12:47:05 PM
They stink.  Again. 


Title: Re: Niners
Post by: Dos Equis on October 31, 2016, 01:00:54 PM
Well least my Niners didn't lose yesterday. 


Title: Re: Niners
Post by: Dos Equis on January 02, 2017, 09:12:50 AM
Can we fire Jed York??   >:(

49ers announce firings of coach Chip Kelly, GM Trent Baalke
Nick Wagoner
ESPN Staff Writer

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- The San Francisco 49ers made it official Sunday night that coach Chip Kelly has been relieved of his duties -- in addition to general manager Trent Baalke losing his job with the team.

Baalke had confirmed to a local radio station Sunday morning that he had been fired Friday, while Kelly said after the 49ers' loss in their season finale Sunday that he expected to meet with CEO Jed York to have a conversation about his future with the team.

"I have informed Trent and Chip of my decision to pursue new leadership for our football team," York said in a statement a short time later. "These types of conversations are never easy, especially when they involve people you respect personally and professionally.

"Despite my feelings for Trent and Chip, I felt the decision to change our football leadership was absolutely necessary. The performance of this team has not lived up to my expectations or those of our fans, and that is truly disappointing. We all expected to see this team progress and develop as the season went on, but unfortunately that did not happen. That is why now is the time to find a new direction for this team."

Kelly had three years remaining on his contract (the Eagles also still owe him a small portion); Baalke had two.

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Kelly said before the team's announcement that he would not be taken aback if he were let go after just one season.

"I don't think anything surprises me," Kelly said. "I live my life in vision, not circumstances, so I control what I can control, and what we can control is how we coach our players and the way we deal with them. If that's good enough, then that's good enough. If it's not good enough, then so be it. I'm proud of the way our guys played today."

ESPN's Adam Schefter reported Saturday night that the Niners were expected to dismiss Baalke and Kelly.

Soon after that report came out, Kelly said he received a call and a voicemail from York, and when he returned the call, he and York had what Kelly described as a "normal" conversation.

Despite his uncertain future, Kelly said it wasn't hard for him to coach the season's final game, a 25-23 loss to the Seattle Seahawks.

"It wasn't," he said. "I love these players, so I think if I was distracted by anything else, I wouldn't be giving them what they deserve, and they give me everything on every day, so I have to give that back to them. Those guys are awesome.

"We have a bunch of guys who just competed and gave everything they had. One thing we talk about here all the time is don't complain. We're all privileged to play this game and coach this game, so every time you have an opportunity to do it, go out and do it."

Kelly said he didn't have any players asking him about his status before the game but acknowledged there were "a lot of hugs" in the locker room after it was over.

Kelly also said he didn't feel nervous about the meeting with York and that he didn't anticipate trying to plead a case to stay.

"I don't think I'm going to 'The People's Court,'" Kelly said. "He wants to have a conversation, so I'll have a conversation with him.

"I just think it's an end-of-the-year meeting, and we'll go discuss everything positive and negative about what went on this season and see what happened."

In the locker room, multiple players spoke out on Kelly's behalf while also noting that they understand the business side of the operation and the need for the 49ers to improve.

"He's a good dude," receiver Torrey Smith said. "I understand the business side of it. I think he's a good coach. I think he's a better person. But that's how this business goes. They let good people [go] in tough spots. When we lose like we did and have a season like we had, changes are made or can be made. From coaches to players, it's all of us, and we were all a part of the problem. That's why our record was what it was."

This is the second consecutive season the 49ers have fired their coach after just one year, having fired Jim Tomsula after the 2015 campaign. It's the second time since the 1970 AFL-NFL merger that a team has replaced back-to-back coaches after only one full season each, according to the Elias Sports Bureau, with San Francisco also having done so in 1976 and '77.

Earlier Sunday, Baalke told the radio station that his firing "was the right thing to do."


"You know, I've been here since 2005, and I have a lot of respect for the organization as a whole, and the ownership, the fan base. It's difficult, but it's the right thing to do," Baalke told KNBR Radio.

Asked whether the organization needed sweeping changes, Baalke told KNBR: "Sometimes you need to reset the culture. When you have a winning culture, which we did in 2011, '12, '13 and '14, a lot of good football players. A lot of memorable games we went through together.

"Then you transition. At some point, those veteran guys move on. Blending in with younger guys, and sometimes it takes a little longer than you'd like. And this is probably one of those situations."

Baalke said the firing did not surprise him.

"We've done some awful good things," he said. "Some very successful seasons. Unfortunately regret we weren't able to bring a championship to the Bay Area, which they so deserve. I think The Faithful has been great. Wish this organization nothing but the best moving forward. I do see a bright future for them."

http://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/18389711/san-francisco-49ers-announce-firings-gm-trent-baalke-coach-chip-kelly


Title: Re: Niners
Post by: Dos Equis on December 28, 2017, 03:34:47 PM
Thank you Bill Belicheat and the Pats for Jimmy G.  Bring on 2018.  All the Niners need to do now is draft that Barkley kid from Penn State. 


Title: Re: Niners
Post by: CalvinH on December 29, 2017, 05:22:48 AM
Thank you Bill Belicheat and the Pats for Jimmy G.  Bring on 2018.  All the Niners need to do now is draft that Barkley kid from Penn State. 


If he's there when they pick.


Title: Re: Niners
Post by: Dos Equis on January 08, 2018, 09:29:35 AM

If he's there when they pick.

Now that they have the 9th or 10th pick, I seriously doubt he will be there, particularly if he nails his combine and pro day workouts.  Bummer. 


Title: Re: Niners
Post by: Dos Equis on February 05, 2018, 02:40:41 PM
Just a note that Joe Montana never lost a Super Bowl and never threw an INT (much less a pick six) in a Super Bowl. 


Title: Re: Niners
Post by: CalvinH on February 06, 2018, 06:08:51 AM
Just a note that Joe Montana never lost a Super Bowl and never threw an INT (much less a pick six) in a Super Bowl. 

In any of his 8 Super Bowl games?


Title: Re: Niners
Post by: Dos Equis on February 06, 2018, 01:56:35 PM
In any of his 8 Super Bowl games?

Nah just the four he won.  Without a loss (or three).  Or a pick.  Or a fumble.  Or being the beneficiary of boneheaded coaching calls.  Or cheating.  Or help from the refs. 


Title: Re: Niners
Post by: CalvinH on February 07, 2018, 07:10:11 AM
Nah just the four he won.  Without a loss (or three).  Or a pick.  Or a fumble.  Or being the beneficiary of boneheaded coaching calls.  Or cheating.  Or help from the refs. 


Montana took some hellacious hits when playing the Giants.


Title: Re: Niners
Post by: Dos Equis on February 07, 2018, 11:21:39 AM

Montana took some hellacious hits when playing the Giants.

Maybe so, although he won more than he lost against the Giants. 


Title: Re: Niners
Post by: CalvinH on February 08, 2018, 06:06:21 AM
Maybe so, although he won more than he lost against the Giants. 


As I Giants fan I can't recall that ;D


Title: Re: Niners
Post by: Dos Equis on February 08, 2018, 10:54:37 AM

As I Giants fan I can't recall that ;D

8-4.  But I can relate.  As a Niner fan I can't recall them ever losing to the Cowboys.  My Cowboy hatred is so extreme that I refused to draft their players when I was playing fantasy football, before I retired as a five time champion.   :D


Title: Re: Niners
Post by: Dos Equis on September 25, 2018, 07:02:08 PM
Another year, another snake bitten team.   :-\