On Saturday, the Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Ceremony took place, officially inducting the Class of 2016 into its ranks. Former San Francisco 49ers owner Eddie DeBartolo was among them, and it was great to see and hear when he gave his speech.
He told a number of interesting stories and maybe he went on a little long — but his path to the Hall has taken far too long already. He deserved all the time in the world to talk about whatever it was he wanted to. I wish he was still in charge, but I’m not going to fool myself into thinking that even he could have sustained a dynasty this long so it’s not like that would be a guarantee the 49ers would be better off in the here and now.
Still. Go watch his speech if you missed it, 49ers fans. Also training camp is still happening and practices and stuff are happening.
Decoding Chip Kelly as he searches for a starting QB (Barrows)
Chip Kelly: DeBartolo left ‘indelible impression’ on 49ers (Maiocco)
Buckner elevated to first string; is Garnett next? (Barrows)
Eddie DeBartolo Jr. Stresses Importance of Family in Hall of Fame Induction Speech (49ers)
49ers intriguing WR Rogers out for season with torn ACL (Branch)
Battle alongside NaVorro Bowman is still wide open, coordinator says (Biderman)
49ers quarterbacks in friendly duel (MercuryNews)
49ers TCD6: Quarterbacks look sharp in soft Saturday session (Barrows)
49ers training camp report, Day 6: Chip Kelly adds wrinkle to offense (Cohn)
49ers training camp report Day 6: taking things easy (Biderman)
49ers notes: QBs Blaine Gabbert, Colin Kaepernick both sharp during abbreviated training camp practice (MercuryNews)