The good and not so good from minicamp: Day 2

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo drops back as he runs a drill at the team’s NFL football training facility in Santa Clara, Calif., Tuesday, June 11, 2019. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)

SANTA CLARA — Check my Periscope report from Day 2 of 49ers minicamp.

Stay tuned for my written report.

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  1. What the have said about the punter is that he has a multitude of different punts in his bag. You stated in one of your past reports ( perhaps yesterdays ) that his punts were mediocre for distance. You said one of his punts seemed to travel sideways with no rotation the entire distance. Is it possible that he spent that day working on some of his unconventional punts? That he was not really going for a distance of hang time?

    By the way nice report. Love your video reports. Very in depth.

  2. Sounds like they are playing the first string against the second string. JG throwing against Mabin? That should be a completion every time.
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    Glad to hear KS dialing up some deep throws for JG. Have him work on his weaknesses.
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    Witherspoon turned around and tracked the ball? Be still my heart.
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    Totally agree about KS and CJB. Tons of praise because KS traded up to select him, passing on Mahomes and Watson.

      1. I think Grant mentioned Pettis against Mabin.
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        Glad to hear about Taylor doing so well. I thought he might be out competed, and Richie James making the team because of his ST value. However, it sounds like James missed a deep ball, and I saw a James drop on the practice video.

      1. NO I am a long time fan (thought I made that clear to the hostile homers) but hate Jed and his regime of blundering idiots ruining the team..duh

        1. Oh, schadenfreude. You exult in Jed’s struggles.
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          I do not hate Jed. I kinda feel sorry for him, and wishes that he would grow up quickly. The very fact that he is not making bombastic statements, and has limited his interviews, means that he is getting good advice and taking it.
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          Yes, he has made errors, but I think he is learning from his mistakes.
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          Glad he hired JL and KS, and think they are on the right path to success.

          1. sebbie you are a better man than me…you must have a lot of patience….I don’t especially after the last decade or so of blunders from the FO….
            No I don’t feel sorry for Jed= he was handed the keys to the highway and has blundered his way through it time and time again…..I for one (I know I am not alone even though it seems like it) am sick of it

            1. You’re not alone. This team has been “cover-your-eyes” bad for almost 20 years now. The message that this ownership group is sending to the fans is, “We don’t really care if we win. We get paid regardless.”

              1. wartOne well said….they just don’t care it seems like…I had friends that were season ticket holders and they got jacked when they moved to the new stadium……crazy

              2. No, those JH days were great. The Niners were relevant again. They made it to 3 straight NFCC Games, and one SB.
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                Too bad Baalke was the weak link.

            2. As a “long time fan” were you sick of it during the 60s and 70s too? The team wasn’t exactly tearing up the league, and I don’t think Jed was even born then.

          2. “I’m going to sell because of fan dissatisfaction and we aren’t making enough money from it” said no team owner ever. This is the Yorks team, it’ll be the next generation of Yorks team and probably the generation after that. Reconcile yourself to that. You can either:

            A. I’ve had enough. I’m out of here.
            B. Hope for the best each new season.
            C. Remain an annoyingly whiny little b*itch.

            We got plenty of Bs and Cs here and more who should be As.

  3. Thank you for a very good in-depth look! I also really appreciate how much your reports have improved from the early days of just quoting PFF numbers to actual analysis and break-downs. It feels like you have more meaningful and interesting things to say now – and that’s very cool. I hope others appreciate it as much as I do.

  4. Per your request I’ve stayed tuned for the written report but I’ve timed out. The time demands on an off-season 49er blogger must be incredible to take days to pen a couple of hundred words. But I can’t wait as the insights will surely prove that the wait was worth it. Or maybe the prose will recall Damon Runyan or at least Red Smith. I’d settle for Glenn Dickey. Luckily there are many more timely blogs out there but I’d surely like to support the local paper.

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