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!
Carlos Rogers clips
Carlos Rogers still out of practice(Williamson - ESPN)
Charles Haley, Eddie DeBartolo Hall of Fame finalists again (Williamson - ESPN)
Head coach rumors
49ers coaching line of succession (Maiocco)
Eric Reid vs. Mike Tolbert
Crabtree's Impact Stark Since Return (Scout.com)