Your 49ers links for Friday, January 10, 2014.
Apologies for the delayed Golden Nuggets. The 49ers had their second day of practice, Carlos Rogers sat it out, and Eddie DeBartolo and Charles Haley moved on to the finalist stage of the Pro Football Hall of Fame process. All in all, it was a busy day.
Big congrats are in order for Mr. DeBartolo and Charles Haley. Both have strong cases to make the Hall of Fame, but there will be a lot of competition from this group of 15 finalists. Haley's biggest competition will come from Kevin Greene and Michael Strahan. I think Haley gets in over Greene, but does he get in over Strahan? Both could very well get in, but given that they are both riding pass rushing bona fides, maybe that gives some voters pause to vote both in.
I think both are deserving, but then you get to so many other positions of note. For example, the wide receivers are pretty stacked with Tim Brown, Marvin Harrison and Andre Reed all looking for induction. I don't think we'll see all three getting in, with Reed seeming like the most likely to miss the cut. Harrison is in his first year of eligibility, while Tim Brown continues to wait.
On to the links!
49ers photos: Rogers jogs, Harbaugh makes J. Smith and McDonald laugh, identifying Crabtree’s Jordans (BASG)
Greg Roman drives some fans crazy, but he’s all about the end game … chess BASG
Bowman's hard work has led him to the top of the 49ers defense (Gin)
Carlos Rogers clips
Rogers making progress, but will it be enough to play in Carolina? (Barrows)
Fangio says CB Rogers won’t play Sunday unless he shows he can practice (Inman)
Practice report: Rogers still not ready to test hamstring; Dobbs returns (Inman)
Rogers' availability in doubt with another missed practice (Maiocco)
CB Cox won spot because of better preparation; Rogers still sidelined (Branch)
Carlos Rogers still out of practice(Williamson - ESPN)
DeBartolo and Haley named finalists for Pro Football Hall of Fame class of 2014 (Gin)
DeBartolo, Haley back in the HOF finalists lounge (Inman)
Charles Haley, Eddie DeBartolo Hall of Fame finalists again (Williamson - ESPN)
Hall pass? DeBartolo, Haley move on in hall-of-fame voting (Barrows)
DeBartolo, Haley among Hall of Fame finalists (Maiocco)
Head coach rumors
Roman calls reports linking him to coaching vacancies ‘speculation’ (Inman)
49ers coaching line of succession (Maiocco)
Eric Reid vs. Mike Tolbert
Reid learned tackling lesson from Panthers' Tolbert (Maiocco)
Reid ready for rematch — but not when it comes to meeting Tolbert’s torso (Inman)
Who was the real culprit in the 49ers’ 10-9 loss to the Panthers this year? (Lynch)
Season’s best play call: Bertucelli’s La Villa Deli sandwiches before road trips (Inman)
Crabtree says 49ers have ‘better intentions’ this time against Panthers (Inman)
Running man? 49ers expect Cam Newton to take off more on Sunday (Barrows)
Crabtree's Impact Stark Since Return (Scout.com)
Tarell Brown Steps up with Rogers on the Mend
Michael Crabtree Makes Statements on Gamedays
NFL Network Roundup: 49ers at Panthers
49ers Prepare for Panthers RBs Williams, Tolbert
49ers 'a Different Outfit' with Crabtree, Davis
Colin Kaepernick, Cam Newton QBs on the Run
49ers Players and Coaches Discuss Panthers
Eric Reid, Panthers Bruiser Mike Tolbert to Reunite
NDZ x Kaepernicking x Superman x Playoffs