Good morning everyone. I'm still fighting off a cold, but it isn't as bad as it was a couple days ago. The only thing is, I want to go to sleep so badly, but I need to write this up before I can pass out.
So the 49ers are in the middle of OTAs right now and as per usual, everyone is a superstar and they are all going to have break out seasons. That isn't to say it is all false, I just don't put much stock into off season hype. One thing that did interest me that came out of OTAs is the pace of the practices. From everything I have heard, they were going really fast, especially compared to Jim Harbaugh's philosophy of bleeding every second possible off the clock. I am not convinced that a faster pace actually helps with anything other than tiring both defenses out. But it will certainly be interesting to see if we see more philosophy changes when the games actually start.
The links were a little bare so added something that I might have otherwise ignored. In case you hadn't heard or don't remember, Matt Barnes of the LA Clippers called out Colin Kaepernick in a congratulatory message to Arik Armstead when he was drafted. Apparently, there are rumors that Kap slept with his wife or former wife. I don't remember or care about their current marital status, but there is beef at least on Barnes part. As long as there is nothing illegal going on, I would prefer to stay out of athletes personal lives. But given the high profile nature of the possibly wronged party, I added it. To the links!
49ers WR Patton looks like a different player (Maiocco)
49ers’ defensive goal in 2015: Confuse the QB (Barrows)
Levi's Stadium Bathroom Assault Suspects in Court (NBC)
Don’t overlook Lawrence Okoye as he enters Year 3 of his NFL transformation (Inman)
49ers OTAs recap: O-line missing key players (Maiocco)
Tomsula Wants 49ers to Operate at a Faster Pace (NBC)
Matt Barnes Estranged Wife Blamed for Kaepernick Feud Addresses Rumors (49erswebzone)