After a slow start to his season, Frank Gore is starting to roll. Without a 100-yard effort in his first three games of the season, Gore has rattled off three straight 100 yard rushing games, his most recent a huge 141-yard effort, which included a touchdown, in San Francisco's 25-19 win in Detroit.
For his performance, the NFL has nominated Frank Gore for the Fedex Ground player of the Week Award. You can vote on NFL.com here. Rookie linebacker Aldon Smith didn't register a tackle in the first two games of his career in San Francisco, but the outside pass-rusher from Missouri seems to be coming into his own. He's piled up 5.5 sacks in his last three games, including two (one for a safety) in San Francisco's win in Detroit. Smith also had a pass defensed and a forced fumble to go along with four tackles. For his performance, the NFL has nominated Aldon Smith for the league's Pepsi Rookie of the Week Award for Week 6. You can vote on NFL.com here.
San Francisco 49ers CEO Jed York responded emphatically to the comments of President Donald Trump's views of those who take a knee in NFL games during the national anthem.
Speaking in Huntsville, AL, on Friday, Trump told a group of his supporters during a campaign rally, "wouldn't you love to see one of these NFL owners, when someone disrespects our flag to say, 'get that son of a bitch off the field right now. Out. He's fired. He's fired."
Former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick was the first to sit and then kneel during the national anthem as a protest against social injustices last season. As he did last season, 49ers safety Eric Reid has continued to take a knee during the 2017 season.
York was the third representative of an NFL team to speak out against Trump's actions. Since then, the Packers and Falcons have issued a statements.
In front of a raucus crowd at a rally in Alabama on Friday night, President Trump had pointed words for NFL players that are kneeling and protesting during the National Anthem.
“Wouldn’t you love to see one of these NFL owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, you’d say, ’Get that son of a bitch off the field right now. Out! He’s fired,” Trump said.
Colin Kaepernick, who kneeled before every 49ers game last season, has yet to respond to those comments. But his mom, Teresa, made her thoughts clear on Twitter Friday night.
"Guess that makes me a proud bitch!" Teresa said in response to a journalist tweeting an article with Trump's comments.