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We are almost a week into free agency, or at least since the “legal tampering” period started. Quick side note: Who actually follows these rules? I didn’t think so.
We had a couple of FanPulse questions this week. About 22% of fans in the NFL wanted Tom Brady on their team.
Seeing the way the national media has continued to obsess over Brady is...something. I get what he has accomplished; I really do. The coverage on Brady is exhausting, though. I’m so glad the San Francisco 49ers briefly considered this, before realizing it wasn’t good both short and long-term for the franchise.
The next national question that was asked was, “what free agent do you want your team to sign?” Byron Jones beat Jadeveon Clowney by almost seven percent. Austin Hooper had more votes than Brady. Anthony Harris was dead last, and I wonder how much of that has to do with his price tag. He’s a great player.
For the 49ers, in order, strictly off talent/fit: Jones, Scherff, Cooper, Harris, Hooper, Clowney, Henry, Brady.
The final question that was asked: What was the most surprising since the start of the legal tampering period? To no surprise, Bill O’Brien.
That had David Stern/Chris Paul to the Lakers, where the commissioner rejects the trade all over it. What were the Texans thinking?