Fans of teams who aren’t the New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks are pulling their hair out.
Well, the Buffalo Bills fans are excited. So are the Miami Dolphin fans. Their teams are looking better with the addition of a few new free agents and some trades. I mean, who wouldn’t be happy to have LeSean McCoy or Ndamukong Suh?
Poor Philadelphia Eagles fans are afraid to watch the news, because their head coach, Chip Kelly is creating Oregon East by trading for and picking up(via free agency) former Ducks. Sports radio in Philly is filled with neurotic fans who believe that Chip Kelly has lost his mind. Has he? Or is he engineering a new way to win in the NFL?
Meanwhile, in San Francisco, the 49ers are wondering what the heck happened. At the end of the 2014 season, the team lost their leader, Jim Harbaugh, as a result of ownership deciding that they needed a change. Patrick Willis, their Pro Bowl Linebacker, announced his retirement after 8 seasons. Defensive End Justin Smith announced that he may be retiring as well. But perhaps the biggest announcement was when Linebacker Chris Borland announced his retirement after only one season. I imagine that 49ers fans are reeling.
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Here is a recap of the San Francisco 49ers offseason. Drama has been high, but so has the praise. We’re going to take a look at how the 49ers have performed since they last took the field.
So far so good. There has been no additional injuries in OTA’s. Navarro Bowman has not had any reported set backs and I expect he will be on the PUP list to start the season and be ready Week 8 for the stretch run. Tank Carradine and Marcus Lattimore had all of last season to recover and are reportedly at 100%.
The 49ers put on a clinic during the 3-day event. Trading back and trading up, the 49ers were able to manipulate the draft in their favor. They got the guys they valued above their draft position and the best players available in almost every round.
Free Agency: B
The 49ers brought in Antonie Bethea to play Donte Whitner’s old safety position. Hes a good veteran with plenty of miles left and a nose for the ball. They did draft a guy who could be his replacement though. Got my eye on this. Also decided to give former 49er, Brandon Lloyd a chance to compete for the 4th WR spot. He won’t win it, but maybe he can get his career resurrected
Stevie Johnson is the 49ers 3rd #1 WR. Doesn’t make too much money either. A 5th round pick? Steal. Amazing.
Off The Field: D
D should be for drama. Aldon Smith is a mess, however its gonna be to his favor he already sat down games last year, and I’ve gotten an indication that the airport incident won’t be enough to violate his prohbation, just cost him so extra fines and community service. Vernon Davis holding out of OTAs is fine with me, and didn’t seem to anger his teamates. Get the guy a new contract already! Front office situation seems fine and Colin Kaepernack situation turned out to be sorta hilarious.