The outstanding rookies’ breakout moments

The Santa Rosa Press Democrat just posted my article for Thursday’s paper on the Niners outstanding rookies.

I focus on their breakout moments from this season. My idea was to ask each rookie to identify and discuss his breakout moment, but Harbaugh’s rookies didn’t feel comfortable with that type of reflection – not right now, not during the playoffs.

Luckily, Ricky Jean Francois is always up for reflection and discussion. He sat down with me in the locker room this week and discussed the breakout moments of Aldon Smith, Kendall Hunter, Bruce Miller and Chris Culliver.

To read my article, click here.

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