All I can say over this Hall of Fame game debacle is LOL. It’s one thing to get rained out, it’s another if your players aren’t playing due to labor disputes, but when your field is painted wrong? That’s just funny. I needed that laugh.
In other news, congrats again to Eddie DeBartolo for his induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. While the speech was long, every minute was worth it, and when he mentioned how Bill Walsh left a note for this day, my jaw just absolutely dropped and I felt the hairs on my arm tingle. It was just an awesome moment.
Oh and we had a practice.
Let’s get to the links!
DeBartolo’s call for “family” underscores ongoing issues for NFL (Pro Football Talk)
49ers coordinator on Ronald Blair: 'you can't ignore his play-making ability' (Biderman)
Up-beat Colin Kaepernick says 49ers practice with 'energy and excitement' (Biderman)
Belichick on drafting Brady over Tim Rattay: Guess we took the right one (Pro Football Talk)
49ers TCD7: Gabbert efficient; defense gets injury scare (that isn’t serious) (Barrows)
49ers training camp report, Day 7: Gabbert almost perfect (Cohn)
49ers camp, Day 7: Armstead, Buckner dinged; Kaepernick off target; Reaser PBUs (Inman)
Blaine Gabbert's practice reps are 'like pieces of gold' (Biderman)
49ers give former speedy Cal receiver chance to win job (Inman)
Bryce Treggs caught 49ers’ eye in March, is catching passes in August (Barrows)
49ers training camp report Day 7: efficient Blaine Gabbert (Biderman)