Friday, November 17, 2017

FRIDAY FROM MAUI NOVEMEBER 17


GUESTS:

STEVE KERR

TIM RYAN

TOPICS:

-PHILLY OR BOSTON THE FUTURE IN EAST?
-PHLLY SATURDAY

BOX

WHAT WE LEARNED 

WARRIORS LOSE TO BOSTON ---FINALS PREVIEW? 92-88
-CURRY SAYS HE HEARS BOSTON IS NICE IN JUNE

"It's very, very likely, right?" Curry said. "They're playing the best right now in the East and obviously until they beat Cleveland, who's done it three years in a row -- so we'll see, but I hear the weather is great here in June."

SWITCHING CELTICS: 

I'm not sure even Boston's coaches and front-office folks realized how huge this team is on the wing until they saw everyone play together in preseason. Jaylen Brown is a 6-foot-7 starting 2-guard with a 7-foot wingspan. That is obscene. When the Celtics have any three of Brown, Jayson TatumMarcus Morris, and Marcus Smart on the floor (and, hell, throw in Semi Ojeleye) with Al Horford at center, they can switch seamlessly across four positions.


It was all on display in their win over Golden State. They switched a ton, and when they didn't -- when they put two on the ball -- the guys behind the play took up so much space when they spread their arms, they could almost guard two people at once. Brown and Horford dissuaded several passes just by making themselves big away from the ball. And when they fall behind chasing shooters around picks, they make up ground so fast, they interfere with the shot anyway.
Skeptics imagined rookie-year Tatum as a defensive liability who would indulge in too many Carmelo Anthony-style midrangers. Nope. Tatum has been adequate on defense, and about 70 percent of his shots have come either at the rim or from 3-point range. He is one of those guys who moves really fast along the horizontal plane. He's a glider. He finishes smoothly in traffic with either hand, and navigates with the confidence of a five-year veteran.
Meanwhile, Markelle Fultz is shooting left-handed, Jimmy Butler isn't shooting much at all, Jae Crowder looks like he aged five years over the summer, and Irving is playing unselfishly (by his standards). Danny Ainge and Brad Stevens might be warlocks.

WARRIORS NOT HAPPY W CALLS LATE

IRVING: He got to the free throw line a lot. That was it. He didn't make no shots," Draymond Green said after the game. "He got to the free throw line. Whether they were fouls or not is another discussion." (4-16 FG, 7-7 FTS IN 4TH) 


ut the most controversial call occurred with 14 seconds left with the score tied at 88. Green switched onto Irving at the top of the key. Irving crossed Green over a bit, penetrated and attacked two Warriors' defenders in the paint. Green recovered, also challenging the circus layup attempt from behind as Irving spilled awkwardly to the floor. The ball clanked off the rim, but Green was hit with a foul.
This time, all five of the Warriors' players reacted to the call. Head coach Steve Kerr was irate.
"I just watched the tape. There was no foul. Tough call," Kerr said following the game.
Thompson was whistled for three fourth-quarter fouls, all of them while defending Irving.
"I guess, I can't foul," he said sarcastically. "I have to give him more space when he drives, I guess. That's what I'll do next time."
Durant provided a glimpse of his frustration level with the free throw disparity, but he kept his emotions in check.
"At the end of the game, they shot six free throws," he said. "I thought it was great defense. ... It's hard to play like that. But on the other end, I think we got to execute better on the offensive end."



KYRIE MADE RIGHT CHOICE

THE NUMBERS:

-BOSTON 19-0 RUN
-WARRIORS LOST 17 POINT LEAD
FT MADE: 33-12 BOSTON
FG % BOSTON 32.9 / GS 40.2
HORFORD 7-11 / REST: 19-72
CURRY/THOMPSON 8-32 / 5-20
BOSTON 18-5 2ND CHANCE
BREAK 20-13 WARRIORS (ONLY 6 IN 2ND HALF)

The Warriors went without a point from Durant's 20-foot pull-up with 4:49 left in the third quarter until Omri Casspi's floater with 34.5 left tied it at 68 - a 19-2 Celtics' run.
Curry, Durant and Thompson were just 7 of 26 combined from the field in the first half. But the Warriors were able to maintain their lead thanks to 14 fast-break points.
Durant was the only one of the three to score during a 12-0 Warriors run late in the second quarter.
Boston trailed by just 47-42 at the half, closing the quarter with a 13-2 spurt.



BARNETT TROLLS LONZO BALL'S SHOOTING 

WORSE THAN YOU THINK

-BROWN INSPIRED 

PER DREW SHILLER:

Draymond Green tonight vs Celtics: - Contested 16 shots (was averaging 8.4) - Contested 8 3-pointers (was averaging 3) - 5 loose balls recovered (had 11 combined in first 14 games)

NBA:


ROCKETS SCORE 90 IN A HALF 
-NBA GOING TO LOOK AT ONE AND DONE RULE --LET HS KIDS BACK IN ....OR MAKE IT TWO YEARS 


49ERS: BYE WEEK BUT

-LEAD LEAGUE IN ROOKIE SNAP COUNT ---GOOD FOR THE FUTURE
FOSTER, COLBERT, S. THOMAS (SHOULD HAVE TAKEN LATTIMORE), DJ JONES, KITTLE, BETHARD, BOURNE,

HOW HAS LYNCH DONE AS A FOOTBALL GUY?

-LIT ALL COMES DOWN TO LYNCH --GRADING FIRST DRAFT --THOMAS LIKELY WASN'T THE BEST PICK MARSHON LATTIMORE NWOULD HAVE BEEN BETTER --TANK MAKES THOMAS REDUNDANT

-THE JIMMY TRADE WAS GOOD


NFL:

-DID JAMEIS WINSTON GROPE A UBER DRIVER'S CROTCH? 

JERRY VS. ROGER HOW DOES THIS END ---JERRY IS MORE POWERFUL

DEADSPIN


According to ESPN's Don Van Natta Jr. and Seth Wickersham, Jones said the following to Goodell during a conference call: "I'm gonna come after you with everything I have."
Jones reportedly then made mention of the New England Patriots' Deflategate situation and added, "If you think [Patriots owner] Bob Kraft came after you hard, Bob Kraft is a p---y compared to what I'm going to do."
Per Ken Belson of the New York Times, NFL owners rejected Jones' request for a special meeting to discuss the Goodell situation.
On Sunday, Pro Football Talk's Mike Florio reported that some NFL owners have discussed the possibility of threatening to force Jones to forfeit the Cowboys franchise due to "conduct detrimental to the welfare of the League or professional football."
Jones went on to call that idea "laughable" and "ridiculous" during an interview with 105.3 The Fan (h/t Roy White III of Shan and RJ).
Elliott served the first game of his six-game suspension last week after an NFL investigation determined there was enough evidence to conclude he physically assaulted then-girlfriend Tiffany Thompson last year.
LEAGUE TURMOIL NOT HANDLED WELL: POROTESTS, DEFLATEGATE, ELLIOTT, CONCUSSIONS, HEAD INJURIES , DECLINING RATINGS 
As the league's TV ratings and favorability polls have drifted downward this autumn, a growing number of owners have expressed their dissatisfaction with Goodell's stewardship: He has not held many executives accountable despite a long line of mishandled crises; even with tens of millions of dollars invested in new executives and consultants, Goodell still has not managed to resolve high-profile cases of player discipline without embarrassing legal battles; behind closed doors, even perfunctory policy decisions, like the posting of game highlights on Twitter, have become bitter showdowns among owners and executives. At the same time, the league has been exposed to unprecedented pressure over player protests during the national anthem that have polarized fans and players while angering sponsors and TV network partners. Even more, throughout the past few months, the war for the future of the NFL has played out uncomfortably and publicly, often through competing leaks between owners, all of which has distracted fans from the actual games.
It is a turmoil that seems new but actually began years ago in a shadow war waged inside the cloistered world of NFL offices, owners' suites, private meetings and conference calls, rooted in very different visions, mostly by Jerry Jones and Roger Goodell, about what the NFL's future should be.

TOO MUCH POWER, TOO MANY LEAGUE EXECUTIVES 
Jones, though, was conditioned in the spirit of Raiders owner and mentor Al Davis to never allow the league office to amass too much power. And in recent years, Jones felt that owners were being relegated to the role of mere "suggesters." One of the first times his anger over that power shift spilled out into plain view came during a league meeting in October 2015 in Manhattan. The owners were frustrated. The movie "Concussion" was about to be released, and they conceded that years of inaction and denials about football-related brain injuries had damaged the league. But more recently, owners had approved rule changes that they believed made the game safer. Some owners complained, "Why aren't we perceived as being part of the solution?"
In his deep Arkansas drawl, Jones argued that everyone was overreacting, both about the film and the fallout over head injuries.
"This is a pimple on a baby's ass," Jones said, drawing an awkward silence from the room.
The frustration of Jones and other owners continued over issues big and small. Last year, TV ratings declined and anxiety mounted. Many owners concluded that former Pepsi executive Dawn Hudson, whom Goodell hired as the league's chief marketing officer, was providing analysis that was too o FIRM) ptimistic. At an October 2016 league meeting in Houston, Hudson and Lockhart presented a slide that showed different variables measuring the popularity of the major sports leagues. At the top was the NFL. Various others, including Major League Soccer, were labeled "up-and-coming." At the bottom, under the category of "eroding," was the NBA, which had just signed a $24 billion TV deal with ESPN and TNT and was coming off its most watched Finals since 1998.
DON'T WANT TO BE IN THE PLAYER INVESTIGATION BUSINESS (OUTSIDE FIRM) 
During one meeting, Jones reminded Goodell of his impatience with the ongoing Elliott inquiry. Behind closed doors, Jones repeated to other owners that the NFL shouldn't be in the "investigative business." Jones knew many owners agreed; Bob Kraft, for example, has complained for years that the league "wastes" money on seemingly endless player discipline investigations, including a reported $22.5 million on Deflategate. Jones also challenged Goodell's practice of punishing players who are not charged with crimes, let alone convicted.
Jones didn't mention Elliott by name, but he didn't need to.
During an executive session, Goodell left the conference room, and the topic turned to his contract, which expires in March 2019. An extension seemed like a formality; even owners who weren't pleased with Goodell's performance wanted him to lead negotiations against the union when the collective bargaining agreement expires in 2021. Jones, though, complained to fellow owners about the power vested in the six-member compensation committee that would negotiate the terms of Goodell's contract with him. Jones, who was not a committee member, said that for Goodell's next contract, all 32 owners should be kept apprised of all the negotiations' key developments and be given the opportunity to approve the contract's final terms.
The unspoken issue, again, was Elliott.
When Goodell returned to New York from the Biltmore, he told his deputies that he wanted the Elliott case closed by June to avoid having yet another disciplinary case against one of the NFL's stars hanging over the start of the season. Elliott's accuser and ex-girlfriend was interviewed by Kia Roberts, the NFL's newly hired director of investigations, a total of six times -- twice in person and four more times on the phone. By the spring, Roberts had concluded that the accuser was not a credible witness, an opinion she conveyed to Friel.
In May, Jones asked Goodell by phone for a status update on the Elliott investigation. Jones later told several people that he came away from their conversation with an assurance that there would be no suspension for Elliott and that Goodell felt the running back should enter counseling and perhaps issue a statement showing contrition for his behavior. Jones replied that Elliott wouldn't be contrite about domestic violence because he hadn't committed it. "[Jones] told me, 'Roger told me there was nothing to worry about -- the evidence just isn't there,'" says a high-level source briefed on the call. "Jerry ... was damn sure that Zeke was free and clear."
Lockhart, the NFL spokesman, disputes that account: "Absolutely no assurances were given to Jerry by the commissioner that there would be no discipline, at any point in the process."
THE VERDICT: 
On Aug. 11, Goodell announced the six-game suspension of Elliott. Jones saw it as a "complete betrayal," a source now says. "An overcorrection" by Goodell, Jones later called it publicly. Privately, Jones seethed to confidants that Goodell hadn't studied the case's many details, and he considered suing the NFL to get the suspension overturned. "Roger blew off his own investigator's conclusion -- it's just patently unfair," Jones told a confidant, a charge that a league source denies. Jones had turned on Goodell, perhaps for good. An ESPN report in mid-September detailed that Jones was impeding progress on Goodell's contract extension. And then, at league meetings a month later, Jones took over a meeting about Goodell's contract, irritating his colleagues by calling himself, more than once, the "ranking owner" and adding, "I'm going to be a pain in the ass" to committee members.
Lockhart has insisted that Roberts' recommendation that she did not believe Elliott should be suspended had been communicated to Goodell. But on Oct. 30, at another hearing over Elliott's suspension before U.S. District Judge Katherine Polk Failla, NFL lawyer Paul Clement suggested that it didn't matter because of the broad authority Goodell has over player discipline. Failla asked, "Would it not have assisted [Goodell] in determining whether punishment were appropriate to hear from the very person that had been tasked with interviewing this very key witness?"
"I don't know that it would," Clement replied.
To Jones and to Elliott's lawyers, Clement's position was proof that Goodell had failed to obtain a critical fact before handing down punishment -- permissible under the CBA but fundamentally unfair to Elliott. It didn't matter: On Nov. 9, Elliott's six-game suspension was upheld by a federal appeals court, sending him to the sideline, after more than two months of appeals, and escalating the anger and determination of the league's most powerful owner.
JONES WANTS THE FIGHT: 
A LONG-HELD assumption has been that Goodell wants another long-term deal. Those who have discussed the contract situation with him have described him as "furious" and "emboldened" at the notion of accepting a deep pay cut after making the owners a lot of money over the years, watching their teams' valuations skyrocket and taking many bullets for them. ESPN has reported that he asked in August for a compensation package of about $49 million a year, if every incentive is met, plus use of a private jet for life and health care for life for his family. But most owners expect him to land in the range of $40 million a year. If owners decide to squeeze him too hard, he might walk away. He knows that there's no clear successor, which is both a failing on his part and a source of leverage.
The owners, though, have considered other successors. A confidant of one owner reached out to gauge whether Adam Silver, the NBA commissioner, would be interested in running the NFL, to which Silver immediately said no. Owners have also considered looking to the International Olympic Committee for someone with global experience to grow the game -- or even installing the 76-year-old Tagliabue for a year while a committee searched for the ideal successor. Jones has told confidants that he has his own candidate in mind, which Jones has publicly denied. Few owners are interested in allowing Jones to essentially handpick the next commissioner. Even so, Jones has vowed, sources say, to make Goodell's life miserable. "Jerry's message to Roger was 'I run this league. You better get with it,'" a senior league executive says. "This is about power and control, not the contract. That's all white noise."

-MORE

RAIDERS IN MEXICO CTIY --IF YOU RANKED THE BEST FRANCHISES WHO WOULD BE TOP 10:

-WARRIORS
-PATS
-SPURS
-DODGERS
-YANKEES
-ALABAMA FOOTBALL
-DUKE



MLB HOT STOVE:

OHTANI IS THE GUY THE GIANTS NEED - LF AND A STARTER AND HE'S YOUNG AND A JAPANEESE STAR

HE'S IN LIMBO

-STANTON TO LA VIA HIS GIRLFRIEND? 


Lexy Panterra Wants Giancarlo Stanton In L.A. ... Dodgers' Secret Weapon? 1 11/16/2017 8:57 AM PST L.A. fans might just have an ace in the hole to get Giancarlo Stanton in Dodger Blue -- his rumored GF, singer Lexy Panterra. There are big-time rumors that the Dodgers are eyeing Stanton via trade, and when we got Panterra out at Warwick we asked her what she thought of the idea of the slugger in Tinseltown. "I think that'd be a great idea. He'd be closer!!!" Remember, it was just last week Panterra performed at Stanton's surprise B-day party at Hyde -- and just a couple of months ago the duo did a super sexy damn-near-naked music video together. So it's clear what the Dodgers need to do to get
CFB:

-ROSEN OR DARNOLD? 

-THE BIG GAME -- HOW BIG IS IT?

-PAC 12 DISSAPOINTING YEAR WITH ALL THESE GREAT QBS


OTHER:

SHOCKER - RON JEREMY ACCUSED OF SEXUAL ASSAULT 


-THE STORY OF THE FORMER FOOTBALL PLAYER STILL STUCK IN CHINEESE PRISON

-GENE SIMMONS IS BANNED FROM FOX NEWS 

-THANKS GIVING CHIPS? 

-CASKET MIX UP 

-WE NO LONGER HAVE THE BEST IMAGE 

-CAR CHASES ON BACK TO BACK DAYS 


-SOUTH CAROLINA WOMEN TURN DOWN INVITE

-BEST BAY AREA BURGER

Thursday, November 16, 2017

THURSDAY FROM MAUI - NOV 16 2017


GUESTS:

JOHN LYNCH

420: WARRIORS COUNTDOWN TO TIP OFF

TOPICS:

WARRIORS VS. CELTICS --

-THE LINE

-PROFESSOR CURRY

-BEST WARRIORS TEAM YET?

-CELTICS OR WARRIORS TONIGHT?

CELTICS REALLY GOOD RIGHT NOW 

-KERR SAID CELTICS ARE THE FUTURE


"It sure looks like Boston is the team of the future in the East, with the assets that they still have and their young talent and their coaching, and Kyrie [Irving] is amazing," Kerr said after practice Tuesday. "That looks like a team that is going to be at the top of the East for a long time to come. Whether their time is now or the future, that's to be determined, but they sure look like they want it to be right now."

The Celtics have an average age of 24.7 years old, nearly two full years lower than the league average of 26.6. The starting lineup they've been using recently of Irving, Brown, Tatum, Marcus Morris and Al Horford, has an average age of 24.8. Compare that to the Cleveland Cavaliers, expected to be the Celtics' main competition in the Eastern Conference, whose average age is 29.9 years old.

OFFENSE VS DEFENSE: 

Coming into this game, the Warriors are miles ahead of every other team in the league with an offensive rating of 116.2 and beating opponents by an average of 14.4 points per game. They are easily the cream of the crop on the offensive side of the ball.Meanwhile, the Celtics have been the second best team in terms of point differential, winning their games by a margin of 7.8 points per game. However instead of getting it done on offense, they have been a juggernaut defensively, routinely holding opponents to under 100 points. Their defensive rating of 95.8 leads the league.

PREVIEW

COULD BOSTON BEAT CLEVELAND?
KYRIE MADE THE RIGHT MOVE
-STEVENS IS SMART
CELTICS DEFENSE VS WARRIORS OFFENSE
PACE- The Warriors are 5th in pace at 104.37 while Boston is 22nd at 98.9
KERR ON DRAYMOND'S 3 POINT SHOOTING
-DURANT PISSED OKC GAVE HIS 35 TO UNDRAFTED FA 

"I didn't have that perspective at first. I didn't have it when I went back to OKC. I was like, 'F--k all of them,'" Durant told Bleacher Report. "I didn't have it when they gave my number away. I was, 'F--k all of them.' My best friend works for the team, I told him, 'F--k all y'all. That's f--ked up.'"
"I understand it's not my number anymore, they can do whatever they want with it, but you hand that number to a two-way player, you've got to be, like, 'Nah, we've got too many good memories with this number, man,'" he added. "But at some point, that thing's going to be in the rafters anyway; it's all good."
Oklahoma City gave rookie P.J. Dozier the No. 35 jersey in October, and the gesture also did not go unnoticed by Durant's agent, Rich Kleiman, who tweeted the news with the caption, "All class."
DRAY AT HARVARD TODAY:
Green is friends with a student at Harvard Business School, who connected him with one of her professors interested in having him visit campus. The event Green is speaking at Thursday afternoon is hosted by Harvard’s Institute of Politics and called, “Athletes as Leaders: A Discussion with Draymond Green.”
Initially slated for a classroom with a maximum capacity of about 150 students, the event was moved to a larger venue when more than 500 students signed up. It is scheduled for 1-2 p.m. ET, which allows Green plenty of time for his usual pregame nap before heading to TD Garden around 6 p.m. for an 8 p.m. tip-off.
“It definitely blows my mind to be speaking at Harvard,” Green said. “But then to be of interest like that, where people are really checking for it, that’s pretty interesting.
Draymond Green on people who say stick to sports: “That’s funny, because people think they can speak basketball.”

Mark Medina (@MarkG_Medina)
Draymond Green on speaking before game tonight: "Everything you do should be beneficial to that game. But I dint want to pass up opportunity to speak at Harvard."

Mark Medina (@MarkG_Medina)
Draymond Green on race relations in U.S. ""I wouldn’t say it’s worse than it’s ever been. This country has come a long way. But with social media and all these different tools that we have, it's as noticeable as it’s ever been."


NBA:

-JOEL EMBIID AND THE 76ERS ARE COMING - 46 PTS AND AN ARRAY OF MOVES
-LONZO'S 2 BRICKED THREE'S BACK TO BACK --YOU CAN HEAR THE CROWD MOAN 31% FG

THE FUTURE OF THE EAST ISN'T BOSTON, IT'S PHILLY--

Sam Amick (@sam_amick)
Didn’t plan on writing about Sixers-Lakers from my couch last night, but...Mr. 69 Percent, Joel Embiid, got me thinking about Philly’s future usatoday.com/story/sports/n…

-WESTBROOK TAT

49ERS:
-LYNCH SAYS THEY DON'T NEED JIMMY YET - I DISAGREE

  • The 49ers say there’s no rush to get newly-acquired quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo on the field. “We know what we like about Jimmy Garoppolo. And that’s only been strengthened by the time that’s he’s been here,” GM John Lynch said (via Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area). “We’re just going to let these things play out. That’s in Kyle’s hands. People have had all these ideas about why we got Jimmy. We got Jimmy because we think he has big-time ability at the quarterback position. And we believe so much – to get where we need to get – you have to have a franchise quarterback. We think he’s got that ability. Whether that happens, when that happens, we’ll see. But we certainly like his future with the 49ers. … They’re going to work hard during this week to get him up to speed. But right now, we don’t need him. C.J. [Beathard] just played a great game and his teammates really believe in him. We think it’s nothing but a good situation.”



-49ERS HAVE MOST SNAPS FROM ROOKIES BY A LARGE MARGIN
-DOES LYNCH'S 1ST CLASS SAY HE CAN MAKE THE RIGHT MOVES? 

NFL:
-MORE TALK OF JONES BEING FORCED OUT 
GOFF'S AUDIBLE BETTER THAN JUST OMAHA
MORE

NOT GOOD- FA AT END OF YEAR


EL FOOSAY (@SheHatesJacoby)
Oh no wow RT @BleacherReport: Video from Jarvis Landry’s domestic violence investigation released, per @TMZ_Sportsble.ac/2z8BiYw pic.twitter.com/85KktijO7o


HOT STOVE:

NL MVP ANNOUNCED TONIGHT 

OTHER:
-AL FRANKEN THE LATEST SEXUAL ASSAULT 

-NATIONAL FAST FOOD DAY: BEST ITEMS ONA MENU ACCORDING TO THE RINGER

-WETZEL'S PIECE ON A FORMER FOOTBALL PLAYER STUCK IN A CHINEESE PRISON ON UNREAL

USA TODAY Sports (@usatodaysports)
Peru fans threw the craziest party after qualifying for first World Cup in 35 years. usat.ly/2zNhiry


Wednesday, November 15, 2017

HAWAII DAY 3 - NOV 15 2017


GUESTS:

GREG COSSELL 4 PM

STEVE YOUNG 5 PM

TOPICS:

49ERS:


Field Yates (@FieldYates)
The 2018 veteran QB market could include:
* Kirk Cousins
* Tyrod Taylor
* Alex Smith (trade?)
* Sam Bradford
* Case Keenum
* Josh McCown
* Mike Glennon
* Blake Bortles

-KYLE HAS TO START JIMMY RIGHT? -
*I'M GLAD THEY WON, BUT I'M OVER IT , EVERY MOVE HAS BEEN LOOK TO THE FUTRE AND THIS IS THE NEXT ONE.


HOW MANY DO 49ERS HAVE?: 
Interesting discussion on the "MTS" podcast. Championship teams have 8-10 "blue" players (Pro Bowl-caliber) on their rosters. might have 8 "blues" on defense alone. No.97, No.93, No.99, No.50, No.20 & No.21.. No.91 & No.44 could also grade as "blues"
-BUCKNER
-MAYBE GARAPOLLO - QB CONTROVERCY?

After the 49ers’ 31-21 win over the Giants on Sunday, Kyle Shanahan said C.J. Beathard’s breakout performance didn’t give him any pause on when he would play Jimmy Garoppolo. But a day later, Shanahan was striking a slightly different tone and, possibly, the 49ers aren’t as eager to wedge Garoppolo into a start any time soon.
“C.J. played pretty well, I thought he had his best game,” Shanahan said. “I thought he has gotten better each week in practice. He got to show it in the game the most. I thought the guys around him played their best game too, which definitely makes it easier to keep everyone out there and keep that going.”
Reading between the lines, Shanahan might be saying it could be hard to give Beathard the hook when he’s earning the admiration of his teammates and he’s playing well. Maybe Shanahan might have trouble in the locker room if he takes him out for Garoppolo.
It adds yet more complication in what’s developing into a quarterback controversy, dare we say. The 49ers have a week to mull their options and that includes a bye week in which Garoppolo will learn more the offense. Rehabilitating players like Trent Taylor (ribs) and the newly-acquired Louis Murphy will be around for Garoppolo to throw to.
-FOSTER
-TRENT BROWN
-TARTT, REID 
-STALEY TOO OLD WHEN IT WILL MATTER
-MAYBE HYDE: 

THE ISSUE: CB, LONG TERM LT, WRS (NONE) CB NONE....MOST IMPORTANT POSITIONS: 
1. QB - UNKNOWN
2. LT - TOO OLD 
3. CB - NONE --MAYBE WORST GROUP IN NFL 
4. WR-NONE -MAYBE WORST GROUP IN NFL 
5. INTERIOR OL --MAYBE WORST GROUP IN NFL 
6. PASS RUSHERS? BIG NEED. 
NFL:

Sports Illustrated (@SInow)
Will any of the NFL’s problems this season—concussions, social protests and ratings—truly threaten the NFL’s popularity? (by @AndrewBrandton.si.com/2huw66n pic.twitter.com/jsd7U6winE

-GRUDEN COULD RETURN-HE WAS SEAN MCVEY HE'S NOT ANYMORE
-BEST NFL STORY: 7-2 RAMS, 7-2 SAINTS, 8-1 EAGLES, OTHER...
-RAIDERS DAVIS NOT A GOOD GUY --PATS GAME 
WARRIORS:

DRAY'S SHOOTING LATELY 

-KERR; CELTICS ARE TEAM OF THE FUTURE --CAN THEY BE THE TEAM OF THE EAST RIGHT NOW? 

-CELTICS TEST

GIANTS:

KRUKOW ON STANTON:

-STANTON - RUMORS 
-JD MARTINEZ WANTS 7-210 OUT ...
-STANTON MKOVE IS COMPLICATED
-WHO ARE GIANTS FANS OK WITH MOVING: I'M OK WITH CRAW , SAMARDZIJA, BELT, PANIK, --THERE ARE NO SACRED COWS, I'M EVEN OK WITH BUSTER OR BUM ...NO SACRED COWS ON A 64 WIN TEAM

RUMORS:
-LA WRITERS SAID NOTHING MUCH ON STANTON
-JETER SAYS HE HASN'T EVEN TALKED TO HIM

-MAXWELL PLEADS NOT GUILTY

-PENCE PART TIME? 


Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale)
The J.D. Martinez asking price to teams at GM Meetings:
Seven years, $210 million

-HOW GIANTS COULD TRADE 


CFB:

Here are the top-4 in the third rankings of the 2017 season: 1. Alabama 2. Clemson 3. Miami 4. Oklahoma

OTHER:

New York Daily News (@NYDailyNews)
A woman who stole cash from her Uber driver’s tip jar says she’s being harassed online after footage of the theft went viral nydn.us/2iibE9t


-FLAIR SHOWS UP

-POPOVICH GETTING HATED ON FOR STANCES --IS STEVE? 


-WOULD YOU PAY FOR DELAYHOYA MCGREGOR? 

-UCLA TRUMP THANKS 

-UTAH BEING UTAH

-VAN GUNDY: PROTESTERS ARE PATRIOTS 

Deadspin (@Deadspin)
Utah parent wants school mascot renamed because it sounds like the word penis. deadsp.in/wWEOQOupic.twitter.com/EstMec188G


BroBible (@BroBible)
Stone Temple Pilots Find New Lead Singer In 'X-Factor' Star And His Vocals Are Impressive bit.ly/2yIDUrW


Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump)
Do you think the three UCLA Basketball Players will say thank you President Trump? They were headed for 10 years in jail


Awful Announcing (@awfulannouncing)
ESPN’s Seth Greenberg yells that LiAngelo Ball should be suspended for a year, Jay Williams says “stop that” dlvr.it/Q10HC1 pic.twitter.com/kfCUhysaKe

MGM planning to build sports book at Borgata in Atlantic City. William Hill planning to add standalone sports book to Monmouth Park. New Jersey is revving up for expanded legalization of sports betting.