Video from Day 2 of minicamp

San Francisco 49ers offensive tackle Joe Staley (74) watches during drills at the NFL football team’s training facility in Santa Clara, Calif., Tuesday, June 11, 2019. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)

SANTA CLARA — Check out the video I took at Day 2 of 49ers minicamp.

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  1. Thanks for the video…. Nary a punter to be seen.

    Would be even more fun to watch D line drills.

    1. Guilty of what? I don’t like the guy but to be guilty of a crime requires that you get a trial before you get a verdict. Yes, even him!

      1. Obstruction

        The only reason he hasn’t already been charged is Mueller couldn’t.

        He knew this which is why he played along with the investigation and is now using his executive privilege to suppress.

        1. Mueller is on the record having said that he prepared the Report without any consideration of the DOJ opinion claiming the President could not be indighted while in office. Given that Obstruction of Justice has already been clearly proved to be an Impeachable Defense, the fact that Mueller decided to swallow his whistle is merely proof that he is nothing more than DC political hack. How can you defend someone who spent (and earned) millions on an investigation that he believed was meaningless. That dumb SOB spent two years spinning with his foot nailed to the floor with a clearly partisan crew of prosecutors and then basically said “Never Mind”. I can’t stand Trump, but fair is fair. If Mueller were an NFL official, even they would kick that assho!e to the curb.

          1. “Why, then, bother to carry out the investigation at all?

            Mueller provided two reasons, which he said were both contained in the department’s legal opinion explaining the policy that rules out charging a sitting President. “First . . . because it is important to preserve evidence while memories are fresh and documents are available . . . and second, the opinion says that the Constitution requires a process other than the criminal-justice system to formally accuse a sitting President of wrongdoing.”

            What “process” would that be? Impeachment, of course.”

            Mueller teed the ball up high for Congress to do its thing.

            1. Jack – If you want my simple answer, Mueller punted. Maybe he wants to be a 4th round pick for some future draft.

              1. Wasn’t asking you any question.

                It’s clear that you don’t understand what Mueller concluded.

          2. Mueller is on the record having said that he prepared the Report without any consideration of the DOJ opinion claiming the President could not be indighted while in office.

            whine, I’m not sure where you’re getting this, you are mistaken. Mueller in his May 29 press conference:

            A President cannot be charged with a federal crime while he is in office. That is unconstitutional. Even if the charge is kept under seal and hidden from public view—that, too, is prohibited. The special counsel’s office is part of the Department of Justice, and, by regulation, it was bound by that department policy. Charging the President with a crime was therefore not an option we could consider.


            1. “Why Didn’t Mueller Reach a Conclusion on Obstruction of Justice?

              In his April 18 press conference and in his May 1 testimony, Barr described meeting with Mueller on March 5 to discuss the special counsel’s findings. Mueller told him at that meeting that the special counsel’s office would not make a determination on obstruction of justice.

              At his press conference, Barr downplayed the influence that the OLC opinion had on Mueller’s decision not to comment one way or the other on whether Trump had committed a crime. “He was not saying that but for the OLC opinion, he would have found a crime,” Barr said.

              Here is the exchange that Barr had at his press conference.

              Reporter, April 18: Mr. Attorney General, we don’t have the report in hand. So could you explain for us the special counsel’s articulated reason for not reaching a decision on obstruction of justice and if it had anything to do with the department’s long-standing guidance on not indicting a sitting president? And you say you disagree with some of his legal theories. What did you disagree with and why?

              Barr: I’d leave it to his description in the report, the special counsel’s own articulation of why he did not want to make a determination as to whether or not there was an obstruction offense. But I will say that when we met with him, Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein and I met with him, along with Ed O’Callaghan, who is the principal associate deputy, on March 5th, we specifically asked him about the OLC opinion and whether or not he was taking a position that he would have found a crime but for the existence of the OLC opinion. And he made it very clear several times that that was not his position. He was not saying that but for the OLC opinion, he would have found a crime. He made it clear that he had not made the determination that there was a crime.”

              This is just like our discussions of the 49ers. Everyone is an expert because they believe what they want to believe. I’m not going to repeat it like too many want to do here. I don’t like Trump and am not comfortable defending the man but when it’s just start out with your version and find so called “facts” to support it, I’m not going along with the program. Read up on Robert Mueller. He’s part of the problem and not the solution. So far Barr, Rosenstein and O’Callahan publicly agree with my statement. Show my why you think they’re lying. Mueller is Comey’s pal and we all saw how they “investigate and reach conclusions”.

              1. You are taking Barr’s account over Mueller’s own statement? That is where you are going down the wrong track. Barr is a dishonest dissembler bar none.

              2. And don’t forget that Barr has Rob Rosenstein (a Demo) and another person who have not disputed his statement about what Mueller Said.

              3. Show me what you have on Barr.

                Where do I start? Since this blog frowns on multiple links, I’ll just point you in the right direction


                Barr Iran-Contra scandal
                Barr Scooter Libby

                Where he was instrumental in the pardons of those criminals/traitors

                Then move on to:

                Barr 19 page memo

                where as a private citizen he auditioned for his current position arguing, essentially, the President, as the ultimate head of the federal justice department is immune from federal justice prosecution. Legal scholars where dumbfounded, Trump ate it up.

                Then move on to:

                Barr Mueller report summary

                His completely dishonest 4 page summary brought stinging rebukes from the author(s) of said report.


                Barr spy trump campaign

                Despite statements from the heads of agencies (heads handpicked by Trump and confirmed by the Republican Senate) to the contrary, Barr is pushing foward in the ridiculous and specious claim that these same agencies “spied” on the 2016 Trump campaign.

                Had enough? How about

                Barr Contempt

                His attempts of preventing Congress’s Constitutional duty of oversight (ignoring subpoenas / preventing witness testimony / refusal to release requested documents) will not end well for him. He should be directing his DOJ to determine if a disbarred attorney can remain as AG.

                And where did you get the idea the Rod (not Rob) Rosenstein was a democrat. He absolutely is not. google it. Don’t forget this is the same guy who wrote the dishonest memo giving cover for the firing of Comey due to his handling of Clinton email issue (something that prince Kushner convinced Trump would go over well with the opposition). The same guy who called the appointment of transparent hack in Matthew Whitaker a “superb choice”. The same guy who kept his job by asserting to Trump “I can land the plane” in reference to minimizing the impact of the Mueller report. In his farewell speech he ridiculously quoted his boss: “As President Trump pointed out, ‘we govern ourselves in accordance with the rule of law rather than… the whims of an elite few.’” Oh really, Rod? This guy a demo? Don’t make me laugh.

              4. LOL Rib, you’re trying to confuse the oblivious ones with facts!
                You also left out how Barr condemned Mueller before he became AG
                Barr is on record stating that the AG is the president’s lawyer NOT America’s lawyer….

          1. I never believed there was collusion, which is not even a crime. Collusion could lead to conspiracy, which is a crime, but conspiracy would require a high degree on organization and planning. Does anybody really believe that Trump and his crew could pull that off? What probably happened is the Russians were interfering in our elections and couldn’t believe their luck falling in with this crowd of buffoons. And Yes, the Russians did interfere and Trump and his administration has done nothing about this attack because of Trump’s thin skin. Pathetic.

            Go Niners!

          2. Darrell and Leo – I’m with you but like a lot of vets on this board we swore an oath to defend the Constitution and risked our lives to honor that commitment. Making things up and posting it is wrong whether it’s football or life. That goes for the media too.

            1. If you truly believe in the oath you swore to fight ALL enemies from the US including the ones WITHIN the US, you would want this poor excuse of a human to be removed from office
              -for enriching himself AND his family using the WH to do so
              -for lying to the public
              -for calling the press or ANYONE who says something he doesn’t like enemy of the people
              -for believing Putain, Kim, Satanyahu over our OWN Intel ->CIA, FBI
              -for soliciting intel from foreign governments
              -for defying the constitution

              1. I have made it clear many times in my posts that I detest Trump and want him gone ASAP. Both Rib and you have trouble with the fine print and accept as fact things that are just opinions of the writers. I put this here for the record and don’t care if either of you read it. You are obviously not open minded and wiling to understand the true facts and issues at stake. The approach that is being taken now is people hate Trump so much they would risk destroying the office of the president which is is throwing the baby out with the bath water. Be careful what you wish for.

  2. Photo tells a story…

    Grant (shouts at Staley): “Hey, Staley, you’re sweating worse than Jimmy Tomsula.”
    Staley (glance says it all, namely…) “[sigh] Really, Grant? Seriously?”

        1. As the saying goes, you can’t polish a turd.

          JG, even in casual observation, is closer to those in your posting than those in our troll’s.

  3. In 2018, Goff had posted an 83.8 Total QBR when he’s unpressured, the fifth-best mark in the league. When he is pressured, though, Goff’s QBR falls all the way down to 11.3, which is just between Marcus Mariota and Josh Rosen for 25th in the league. That 72.5-point slide is the biggest drop-off for any quarterback in the NFL.

    This is why I like our chances against the Rams offense.

      1. ‘ol Trent is with the NFL as a Football Operations Consultant. In this advisory role he works on game-related matters, player development, evaluation, and officiating video review. He’s also responsible for finding the few certified football geniuses who post on the hundreds and hundreds of football blogs across the nation. Word has it there are anywhere from three to five on this blog alone.

        1. “Word” coming from his #1 assistant in the SF Bay Area. And here I thought you spent most of your days listening to Klingon opera.

      2. Baalke get a call? Did not know the Texans had any players they wanted to cut on the team bus.
        If they want to dismantle a playoff team, Baalke is your guy.

  4. Very nice. Finally got through all the interviews.
    It was nice to hear some women ask questions, and they were good, insightful questions. I wonder what is next, women scouts? ;p Did Grant actually back down and allow a woman to ask another question? What a gentleman.
    Every player gave good interviews. Mullens sounded just as good as JG. Niners are smart to allow them to be so open and forthright, and they are giving me confidence that this upcoming season will be better than last season.
    I am glad that Mullens and CJB are being so professional. They are being good team mates, despite the competitive nature of their situation. Sounds like they are neck and neck in the race to determine who will back up JG.
    So they are playing fast? That is music to my ears.
    Even Witherspoon sounds like he is improving, but I will with hold judgement until I see him turn around and track the football.
    One thing good about all the injuries is- all the backups are getting first team reps, which should help them later on. Glad they acknowledged that Tarvarius Moore at FS may be only a temporary situation, although it sounds like he is doing well.

    1. Interesting that you’d dabble in the ‘some woman’ matter. Kinda comes across as an awkward acknowledgement of a woman’s value. This isn’t the 70s Sebbie.

      1. Knew you would throw shade at me for bringing up the Women angle.
        How many women asked questions to JH, Tomsula or Chip? I do not recall any. Glad to see women break another glass ceiling. Glad to see Grant be a gentleman, and not force a question over that woman, who was allowed to ask hers.

        1. Glad to see Grant be a gentleman, and not force a question over that woman, who was allowed to ask hers.

          What does that have to do with being an “gentleman”? Is Grant known for elbowing out other reporters questioning?

          1. Grant was about to ask a question, yet deferred to a woman reporter. That is just a fact. He was being polite, and I commend him for that. I wonder why you assume Grant, by being polite, is more known for being pushy?
            Lately, Grant has been kinda low key about his questions. Sounds like he did not want to stir up a controversy, or appear too negative.
            This is a far cry from the times when Chip refused to answer his questions.

            1. Grant was about to ask a question, yet deferred to a woman reporter.

              Are you implying Grant wouldn’t have done that had the reporter not been a woman? If not, then what difference does it make that the reporter is a woman?

              1. No, not at all. Grant has stepped back and allowed another male reporter ask his question, if they both start asking a question at the same time. He lets the Matts get in their questions first, usually, and waits his turn to ask a question.
                Conversely, are you implying that Grant is rude and pushy to everyone?

              2. Again, what difference does it make that the reporter is a woman or not? The correct answer is a simple “none”. Not a wall of Sebtext.

              3. Donald, it sounds like you cannot handle the truth.
                Then you do not answer my question, which says a lot.

            2. So Mindy Bach never asked a question of a Niners coach?
              Ann Killion?
              These women don’t need your patronizing ‘protection,’ which seems like passive aggressive misogyny.

              1. I knew some one would accuse me for praising women as misogyny.
                Maybe Bach and Killion asked questions previously, I just do not recall them.
                These latest interviews had many women asking many questions. I thought that was noteworthy. Considering many in the peanut gallery like to shout down posters for never having played the game, I wonder what they are thinking about women asking good insightful questions, when those women probably have never played a down in the NFL.
                I am glad women are breaking more glass ceilings. Call that misogyny all you want. I call it progress.

              2. I call it progress

                I don’t know what rock you are living under (maybe that one you regaled the blog in figuring out how to dislodge), there have been female sports reporters for decades now.

              3. Not too many in the 49er interviews, until these last interviews. I thought Killion focused more on the Giants and Warriors. Bach on the Raiders.

          1. Some people just cannot accept praise. You seem too desperate to find any fault, with anything I say.
            Yes, they were formulaic, and seemed scripted ahead of time, but they certainly were not softball questions lobbed by sycophants. Still, asking good insightful questions is a good thing, not something to criticize.
            Baalke would be condescending, and talk down to a woman reporter. Glad the Niners are being so progressive, and professional.

            1. Donald, you sound so desperate to find fault, too.
              Next, you will be saying that finding dirt from foreign sources is OK, too.
              Quit sounding so nasty.

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