Happy Tuesday! The San Francisco 49ers report to training camp today. We’ll start on a sour note, unfortunately.
Former 49ers Defensive Tackle Guilty of Raping Disabled Woman Who Was Seeking Babysitting Job
The trial stemmed from a April 9, 2015 incident. The prosecution maintained that after the woman, identified only as Jane Doe, had an interview for a babysitting job, Stubblefield lured her back with a promise to pay her for having to travel. She did return, and he did give her $80, but he also locked her in the residence, according to this account.
“He picked her up, carried her to the room, took off her clothes and sexually assaulted her,” Deputy District Attorney Tim McIneerny said in opening statements back in March, according to The Mercury News. The prosecution asserted Doe told the defendant she did not want sex. She was developmentally disabled and incapable of consenting, the prosecutor said.
NFL quarterback rankings: All 32 starters entering the 2020 NFL season
We finally got to see a full season of play from Garoppolo, who performed well in San Francisco’s offensive system. Much like his run in 2017, he had a high percentage of positively graded throws and a low percentage of negatives, but he ranked near the bottom in big-time throws. Garoppolo also saw an uptick in turnover-worthy plays, as he made several poor decisions over the middle of the field to go with some ball security issues in the pocket. Overall, Garoppolo was one of the league’s most accurate passers, and his quick release and decision-making have proven to be a good fit in the Shanahan system. He is yet another mid-tier quarterback who can produce at a top-10 level in any given season, especially if he can cut back on the random poor decisions that seem to pop up once or twice in every game.
No. 6- 49ers
“The 49ers ranked in the top five in both total offense and defense last season. Offensively, they are led by All-Pro TE George Kittle. But while they have other first-round talent on the unit, it’s head coach Kyle Shanahan’s scheme that makes the offense truly special. The defense, on the other hand, is built from a combination of talent and coordinator Robert Saleh’s energy, scheme and leadership. The defensive line is among the best in the league as the 49ers keep replenishing areas of need up front; they drafted Javon Kinlaw with one of their first-round picks after trading away DeForest Buckner. Fred Warner and Dre Greenlaw showed major improvement in 2019. Veteran Richard Sherman is as motivated as ever, and it’s rubbing off on the rest of the secondary.”
“The 49ers’ Energizer Bunny is a game-wrecker off the edge. Bosa overwhelms blockers with his relentless energy, effort, and violent hands on the way to the quarterback. The scrappy Ohio State product also displays outstanding strength, power, and pop stacking blockers at the line while tracking down runners. As the tempo setter on a talented 49ers front, the reigning Defensive Rookie of the Year could vie for Defensive Player of the Year honors in Year 2.”