There seems to be a firestorm caused by what I wrote about Colin Kaepernick. Oh my. If the column got you worked up, take a workout at the gym or go for a walk in nature. Even Kap’s mom, who seems nice, got into the act. Here is what the Niners should do about Kap and his contract. 1. They should not negotiate an extension now. 2. They should make him play next season according to his contract, for slighly… Read More »
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Now Kaepernick wants $20 million a year. That’s according to Jason La Canfora. Maybe tomorrow Kaepernick will want $25 million a year. He wants this based on such a small body of work. Kind of a head scratcher. This is the QB who said out loud he would not make lavish salary demands. Do you think he’s worth this dough? To read La Canfora’s article click here.
Here is a link to my Tuesday column about Colin Kaepernick’s salary demand. The full column runs below: Colin Kaepernick is not an attractive personality. Usually he doesn’t say jack. And that’s not attractive. When he says jack — and more — he’s even less attractive. Take what the Boston Globe is reporting about Kaepernick. He wants a contract extension from the 49ers. He wants a big-money contract extension. He wants Jay Cutler money. He wants Tony Romo money. He… Read More »
I am in the desert in baseball world, far removed from the 49ers. I am reading about them. Mostly people on my blog dismiss the reports — now there are several — that the Niners and Browns talked a Harbaugh trade. Fans want to believe everything is peachy on the Niners. And things may be. But I’m talking from experience, from how I know news works, from how I know teams work. My gut feeling — I’m going on nothing… Read More »
Here is a link to a story which confirms there definitely were talks between the Browns and Niners about a trade for Jim Harbaugh. I wrote yesterday that when stories like this one break there usually is something there. I admit I don’t know the details or who broke off the talks. I do wonder if the relationship between the Niners and Harbaugh, and between Trent Baalke and Harbaugh has been damaged.
Obviously, Jim Harbaugh is not going to Cleveland. Does that mean there was no truth to the story that a deal was discussed, that a deal was in place, that he was poised to go? I believe there was some truth to most or all of that. I’ve been doing this a long time and stories like this one don’t just appear from nowhere. I believe something happened. We may never know what happened. When Jed York tweeted that the… Read More »
Jim Harbaugh called the talk/article about his possible trade to Cleveland “ridiculous.”
If this is true, it’s blockbuster. A report says the Niners tried to trade Jim Harbaugh for draft picks to the Browns but Harbaugh nixed the deal. If this is true, what does it mean about the relationship between the Niners and Harbaugh going forward, and the relationship between Harbaugh and Trent Baalke? What are your thoughts on this near-trade? To read the article click here.
Here is a link to my Tuesday column. The full text appears below. History isn’t over till it’s over. Now the history between the San Francisco 49ers and the Seattle Seahawks circa 2013-2014 is officially over. Now we draw conclusions. Richard Sherman’s play on that sad Colin Kaepernick pass that never reached Michael Crabtree that finished off the 49ers in the NFC championship game that sent the Seahawks to the Super Bowl is the iconic play in Seahawks history. Call… Read More »
I’m on Yahoo Sports Talk Live at 5 pm. We will discuss if the Niners could have beaten Denver in the Super Bowl. Your thoughts?