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i got 99 problems and Francois aint one.

I could probably come up with 99 concerns/problems the 49ers may encounter this year. but instead I'm going to try to be more optimistic considering this is the most stoked up i've been since we concluded the 2006 season.   I'm try to shine some light on the Abrayo Franklin situation I understand Franklin is a nice 3-4 nose tackle so this post is in no way a knock on Franklin.  In the midst of Franklin's Absence i've been Intrigued by Ricky Jean Francois.  When we picked him up last year I was like meh...another DT. Now I've seen him a little more it's something about Francois that reminds me of number "99" Warren Sapp.  Now that Ricky Jean has been converted to nose it's a even more striking resemblance.  Warren sapp was known for his no holds bar style of trash talk, his brute strength and burst off the line as well.  Francois, while lacking that burst off the snap.   Strength and the ability to talk trash are two things he does possess.  Sapp at 6'2 285 ran a Blazing 4.69 at the combine and when he bulked up to 300 LBs he didn't lose a step.  Francois on the other hand ran a 5.19 at 6'3 295 further evidence he lacks that elite speed.  Francois picked up some LBs I think he's around 303 or something of that nature.  303 is a little small for a 3-4 nose but with his strength he should fair well.  Francois and sapps position asked for different task.  Sapp's was to attack the QB.  Francois's is to created lanes for our LBs.  Giving their responsibilities there's no way Francois's Career numbers can be as spectacular as Sapps, but the attributes comparable gives me much to look forward to.  Ricky jean and Warren sapp could pass for brothers if you was to cut off his braids.  yea but I'm loving it like a mc donalds commercial.  If Ricky can be half as viscous as Sapp it would be that much easier to let franklin walk

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