Regards, friends, I’ll lead off with the low hanging fruit - a Florio article on Kaepernick. It’s purpose is to ruin the start of everyone’s week, which is just uncalled for. The article itself isn’t really that incendiary, it’s just... the monsters in the comment section there shred both the embattled quarterback and the embattled writer to pieces.
Anyway, David Bonilla put together an article using quotes from a Friday podcast interview in which Kyle Shanahan spoke to the intersection of long term and short term goals. Specifically, his wrap-up quotation was “I want to compete every year, but you never want to compete in one year at the expense of your future”. To me, this sounds like a direct message to all of the players that the new regime has inherited.
Chris Biderman came back with another pair of slideshows that seem almost too similar to the ones he published last Tuesday. This time, he points out major positional battles. Be interesting to see how these roster projections morph over the coming five weeks. Matt Barrows wrote a great human interest piece (very well titled, too) about our new QB coach, Rich Scangarello. He tells the story of a fringe coach who interned for Kyle Shanahan at the age of 44, and joined him as our new QB coach a few years later. Goes to show it’s never too late.
On to the links -
Father’s Day wishes from Bay Area athletes | CSN Bay Area
49ers QB coach Scangarello: the 40+ year old intern | Barrows, Sac Bee
Kyle Shanahan on keeping Mike Shanahan around, in non-official capacity | Wagoner, ESPN
[Slideshow] 4 biggest offseason defensive battles | Biderman, Ninerswire
[Slideshow] 4 biggest offseason offensive battles | Biderman, Ninerswire
Misleading click bait title but has good interview material | Bonilla, 49erswebzone
Florio kicks Kaepernick when he’s down | Florio, PFT