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Well this is what you really don't want to hear

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Posted: 08/19/2014 9:07 AM

Well this is what you really don't want to hear 


http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2167924-49ers-preseason-losses-surfacing-frustration-with-harbaugh-practices-contracts#articles/2167924-49ers-preseason-losses-surfacing-frustration-with-harbaugh-practices-contracts

Hopefully this blown way out of preportion.  Maybe their is something to it and has something to with the two horrific pre-season games.  Either way, not soemthing I wanted to hear with the regular season 2 weeks away.   I guess if Dallas blows by 49ers with that offense, then it's time to worry.
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Posted: 08/19/2014 9:19 AM

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I listened to it and I think it was more of the "let's create a story by telling it".  The article line seems to suggest widespread problems--the support for that is Boone (we know), VD (we know and he's in camp), Harbaugh (which really doesn't support the argument, since they're talking players) and Crabtree (uh, duh, he's in a contract year).  Did they talk to Staley or Kap?  No.  What about Brooks who renegotiated his contract?

Yes, we have issues but that is because we have a lot of talent and only so much to be able to pay them.  My guess is they've not  used the excess cap savings b/c they're still holding out hope Boone pulls his head out of butt.  I don't see that happening, and if Kilgore/Looney step up, then I'd not be suprised if they trade Boone and couple that with an extension of Iupati to silence the critics that they're cheap.  With Thomas and Martin in tow, we have very good depth going forward (next year) so they can afford to pay someone.  Maybe enough money with Kap's contract to pay Crabtree too.

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Posted: 08/19/2014 9:51 AM

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aweissburg wrote:

I listened to it and I think it was more of the "let's create a story by telling it".  The article line seems to suggest widespread problems--the support for that is Boone (we know), VD (we know and he's in camp), Harbaugh (which really doesn't support the argument, since they're talking players) and Crabtree (uh, duh, he's in a contract year).  Did they talk to Staley or Kap?  No.  What about Brooks who renegotiated his contract?

Yes, we have issues but that is because we have a lot of talent and only so much to be able to pay them.  My guess is they've not  used the excess cap savings b/c they're still holding out hope Boone pulls his head out of butt.  I don't see that happening, and if Kilgore/Looney step up, then I'd not be suprised if they trade Boone and couple that with an extension of Iupati to silence the critics that they're cheap.  With Thomas and Martin in tow, we have very good depth going forward (next year) so they can afford to pay someone.  Maybe enough money with Kap's contract to pay Crabtree too.

Good points.  And I don't know this reporter at all, so maybe he likes stirring the pot or creating a story where there isn't  one.  For all I know, maybe one of the players he spoke to was LMJ, who has already voiced his displeasure with the organization.  Perfect time for this guy to 'report' this and maybe it becomes the 'reason'  as why the niners have only scored three points in the preseason.  This guy can say I broke this story first:  trouble in the 49er lockerroom.
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Posted: 08/20/2014 7:47 AM

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I read a tweet about this earlier and I think it bears repeating what they said.

"So looks like Jason Cole figured out that players hate training camp & they want more money.... alright then. Thanks for the heads up."

NinersNation goes in tandem with the tweet by posting an article in which they say "So-called 'negative' 49ers media coverage just requires using a little logic, common sense"

Even Matt Maiocco was asked about the video, to which he responded "I know of one player right now who is not happy with his pay. And he did not report to camp. I always hear grumblings, but it's not necessarily widespread."
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Posted: 08/20/2014 8:34 AM

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I ordinarily don't like to attack the messenger because it's the way politicians and those who have been exposed deflect the comments.  In this case, however, we have to consider the source.  BLEACHER REPORT is bush league at best.  Anyone can write for them and it looks like that is exactly what is happening.  This writer is clueless and has a vivid imagination.

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Posted: 08/20/2014 9:18 AM

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Any number of reports say any number of things.  We got reports a while ago saying the 9ers were bracing for as much as an 8 game suspension of Smith, and we've heard nothing (I almost wonder if the delay is a good factor, as perhaps the NFL is waiting on whether Smith really has turned a corner).  So, I'm not going to normally bag on the messenger either, including Bleacher (some of their stuff is thoughtful).  I think this is just a situation where one guy wanted to make something out of nothing.  What tells me that is more unique than not is the fact that other members of the press have jumped on that; in other "make story" stories, the press has continued the line.  Here, that happened a very small bit, but as noted above, it looks like more "plugged in" guys have responded with contrary stories and being critical of the initial reporter.  I don't think I've seen them and props for actually standing up for the organization over one of their own.
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Posted: 08/20/2014 10:02 AM

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B/R used to have an open-source model (I know this very well, as my firm considered investing in B/R several years ago), and their vetting process of people who published (i.e., there was none - if you registered for the site, you could publish content) came under great scrutiny. For bloggers trying to capture new readers, it was sort of the sport blogger equivalent of 'MySpace Music' for awhile. SB Nation, however, went directly to building a network of bloggers (i.e., their vetting process was that the writer had to have their own blog, not just register, to qualify to be added to their content feeds), and forced B/R to change their policies.

ESPN has latched onto this concept, too, adding in stuff like the 'TrueHoopNetwork' to supplement their content (and bloggers like Ethan Strauss are now almost as prominently displayed in their content as their staff writers). ESPN has further upped the ante by basically selecting the cream of the crop among bloggers to join their select network. 

B/R now, I believe, is owned by Time Warner. Now they do have more of a vetting process to get published, so it's not just anybody and their sister who can write, although it's still not necessarily people who have a true journalism background. There are also some writers on the network (as there have always been), who are actual journalists, so it's unfair to lump the entire network into the "don't trust B/R."

Now, I know that you may have written for B/R in the past, KezarVet (I'm assuming that it was you who wrote that 'Bob Mike' story "A Single Moment of Shame," biggrin as the wording in that article was precisely the wording you used in your 'Trivia' question post), but it should be noted that at that time (in 2009) B/R did not have the same vetting process it has now.

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Posted: 08/20/2014 10:09 AM

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Jason Cole, btw, is not some hack. He's been featured on Yahoo! and National Football Post, and has been covering the NFL for well over 20 years. He actually was a writer for the Peninsula Times Tribune after graduating from Stanford and covered local sports until becoming a national writer.
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Posted: 08/20/2014 12:16 PM

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this is much to do about nothing. I find it funny that he mentions Kaps deal when Kap himself said he understood what hee did and signed the deal on purpose to give the 49ers flexibility.
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