49 tweets: Predicting WR stats


49 tweets: Predicting WR stats

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Thanks to my friends on Twitter for supplying the questions Wednesday morning for 49 Tweets . . . 1. RT @TechknowCEO the best thing about the niners this year is there aren't a lot of questions. > Oh, yeah? Sit back and read . . . 2. RT @poolenium Do you see any chance Ginn doesn't make the final 53?> I can't see the 49ers leaving the return game in unproven hands. Ginn is proven.3. RT @NFLDraftPost How many WR do you think will be on the roster come september? cheers from iceland :) > Six, with four active on game days.4. RT @angelakalalo at what week does randy moss quit on the team? > All is positive now. But, yes, everybody will be tested when adversity hits.5. RT @joemets63 who do you think the Giants should pick up at trade deadline? > Hey, that's baseball! Giants don't have anything to give up, do they?
6. RT @Matteooo49 will play clock be an issue for 49ers offense again or they moving more urgently from huddle? > A lot of times, they want late snap to read defense as long as possible.
7. RT @D1BADZ How many current 49ers RBs do you expect to remain on the team? > Six with Rock Cartwright being used exclusively on special teams.8. RT @BrandnIrwin How many backs with the 49ers carry and who will they be? > Gore, Miller, Hunter, James, Jacobs, Cartwright.9. RT @mrdearden How prominent a role will LMJ play in the offense this year? > They have to find a way to get the ball in his hands. How much? TBA.10. RT @MattHealey which of the RBs is the most vulnerable? > Anthony Dixon was the seldom-used No. 3 last year, so that tells you right there.11. RT @realbigsexxxy how does Brandon Jacobs fit into the Niners plans along with Kendall Hunter and James? > As short-yardagegoal-line option.12. RT @hps1947 what player will get the most carries after Gore? > I still think Kendall Hunter is their second best all-around RB.13. RT @paulkapellas How would you project the RB depth chart? > I think it will change from week-to-week, depending on opponent and game plan.14. RT @cbush927 More likely to be cut. Brandon Jacobs or Kyle Williams. Are both locks now? > Neither is a lock. There's no tomorrow for Jacobs.15. RT @hollowayskip Bigger risk of losing a spot Kyle Williams or Anthony Dixon? > Dixon.16. RT @SigmundBloom how long is leash on alex smith? > Pretty long unless one of the others closes the gap. He's very clearly the No. 1 right now.17. RT @abchaos does any 9er backup qb Hv any chance to start over Alex this season > At the beginning of the season? Barring injury? No.18. RT @torrey37 Who is backup swing Tackle if Boone goes down (assuming he is back up T now)? > At this point, 2011 draft pick Mike Person.19. RT @Tomcantdoit Matt which rookie offensive lineman do you see having a stellar year? > I don't see a rookie offensive lineman getting on the field.20. RT How does Alex Boone look at RG? > His play in non-contact offseason program was fine. His first practice of camp is Friday. Pads go on Sunday.21. RT @aliman92 What's the update on the RG competition? > Not sure there will be a competition. It's Alex Boone's spot right now.22. RT @Mjw2884 with Ginn coming into camp in good shape do you think 49ers could feature more 4 receiver sets? > No. Vernon Davis and a RB will always be on field.23. RT @torrey37 Who is your surprise cut? > I can't tell you that because then it wouldn't be a surprise.24. RT @Laker_Los What are the chances of Dashon Goldson reporting this week? > I place it as less than 50 percent.25. RT @thirddarchie chances Dashon signs? > 100 percent. The only question is when he'll put pen to paper.26. RT @9nerz so when do u think D. Goldson will sign? > This is just a guess. Nobody has told me or the 49ers anything. I think he misses two exhibition games.27. RT @abchaos do u think Niners will pass early to set up run. Will there be more of a down field approach with all the spd? > I don't see philosophy changing.28. RT @marlnHrnndez_24 new firepower on offense, won't that affect the way the defense handles their business if the O is scoring more? > It would give them more wiggle room.29. RT @swenaven_james predict score of week 1 game at GB?> So soon? Right now, I'd go with 27-17, home team.30. RT @jaynovel chances @RealNaPalm makes the final roster? > Undrafted free agent is a long shot, but has strong chance to stick on practice squad.31. RT @breddog7 Who has bigger role this year: La Michael James or AJ Jenkins? > James. I can't see how Jenkins cracks into top-3 WRs32. RT @terrywoo Jenkins sounds like a disaster of a pick. > Really? You haven't even seen him yet. Maybe in two years you can make that judgment.33. RT @rkg115 does aj jenkins remind you of kentwan balmer in demeanor? > Not at all. I think Jenkins' attitude is reason he'll probably be pretty good.34. RT @StraightG408 Chances Owusu can clear waivers and make practice squad? > Of course. He went undrafted. Most teams didn't have him on their boards.35. RT @ThatsWutDsaid Is there really a battle between Tarrell Brown & Chris Culliver 4 starting CB spot? > If Culliver is better in camp, he can take spot. But Brown's pretty solid.36. RT @nutwaffle Aldon's status? > He should be ready to report on Thursday and begin practice.37. RT @jason1566 What are the 49ers doing to help Aldon Smith? > I'm sure they've spoken to him about off-the-field stuff. On field, he'll have Justin Smith lining up next to him.38. RT @chriscream How many series can we expect to see from the revamp offense in first two preseason game? > Depending on the length of the drives, probably 8 to 10.39. RT @foundationvip Any update on prospects Ian Williams & Demarcus Dobbs? > They report Thursday. Dobbs looks good. Williams has work to win job.40. RT @uprise49 any chance all four QBs will make roster or will there be cuts? > No, but Scott Tolzien does have practice-squad eligibility.41. RT @912mal which player(s) do u see making best leap in production from last season? > Tarell Brown, Mike Iupati and Anthony Davis.42. RT @GWSigg If Niners keep 6 WRs, which other position group will see the hit? > D-line, safety and one fewer ILB.43. RT @Michael21076752 What do you make of the 4:1 chances Vegas oddsmakers are giving 49ers to win super bowl? > They were my pick a while back.44. RT @SAMFINAU Is it possible 49ers had fluke season with Alex or am I thinking that cause I'm a Seahawks fan? > Five interceptions? Probably a fluke. But there are other areas in which they can improve.45. RT @markegan Harbaugh used motion at the line as a wrinkle last year. What will be this year's wrinkle? > Functional offense on third downs and in red zone.46. RT @adamring Who will lead niners in receptions this year? > Same guy as last season: Michael Crabtree. With Vernon Davis right there, too.47. RT @jtmoney67 can Crabtree catch 100 this year? > It's still going to be a run-based offense, so I wouldn't expect a number that high.48. RT @joshua_herndon What's your prediction for the WR stats? > Crabtree 81-957-7; Moss 51-618-7; Manningham 44-526-4.49. RT @jj49ersrule when is the first episode of 49ers central? > I don't know, but we have 49ers programming on CSN Bay Area every night, including Chronicle Live on Wednesday (5 p.m.).

New York Giants release kicker Josh Brown

New York Giants release kicker Josh Brown

The New York Giants released placekicker Josh Brown, the team announced on Tuesday.

The NFL suspended Brown for the season opener in Dallas for violating the League’s Personal Conduct Policy.  That suspension was based on his May 22, 2015 arrest on domestic violence charges, which were dismissed approximately five days after the arrest.

Brown served his suspension, returned to the Giants on September 12, and subsequently participated in five games. 

Last Wednesday, approximately 24 hours before the Giants were to depart for London, new information was released by authorities in Washington State.  The new materials disclosed a history of alleged domestic violence by Brown.  On Thursday, the Giants announced Brown would not accompany the team to London, where they played the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday. 

Last Friday, the NFL, at the Giants request and citing the documents released two days earlier, placed Brown on the Commissioner Exempt List. 

Today, the Giants released Brown.

“We believed we did the right thing at every juncture in our relationship with Josh,” said team president John Mara. “Our beliefs, our judgments and our decisions were misguided.  We accept that responsibility.

“We hope that Josh will continue to dedicate himself to rehabilitation, and to becoming a better person and father.  We will continue to support him in his efforts to continue counseling, and we hope that Josh and his family can find peace and a positive resolution.

“We have great respect and feel strongly about our support for the good people who work tirelessly and unconditionally to aid the victims of domestic violence and who bring awareness to the issue. We have been partners with My Sisters’ Place (a domestic violence shelter and advocate based in Westchester, New York) for nearly 20 years. The leadership of that organization has provided invaluable insight as we have considered our decisions in this matter.  We value and respect their opinion, and we look forward to continuing to work with them in the future.”

Statement from Josh Brown:
"The road to rehabilitation is a journey and a constant modification of a way of life.  My journey will continue forever as a person determined to leave a positive legacy and I embrace the opportunities to show and speak about what has helped me to be that man.  I am sorry that my past has called into question the character or integrity of The New York Giants, Mr. Mara or any of those who have supported me along the way.  In the coming days and weeks I plan on telling more of the pain I had caused and the measures taken to get help so I may be the voice of change and not a statistic.  In the interim I am cooperating with the Giants and the NFL. Thank you to everyone that has supported me, I will not let you down."

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49ers players get week break, while coaches search for answers

49ers players get week break, while coaches search for answers

SANTA CLARA -- In the early afternoon Monday after the 49ers’ day-after-game meetings concluded, the players were excused for the next seven days.

Coach Chip Kelly opted to give the 49ers a week break, rather than going through a couple days of practices before providing the players with a mandatory four consecutive days off during the bye week.

The 49ers on Sunday dropped to 1-6 on the season with a 34-17 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. But there will be no extra practices to attempt to sharpen their performance.

“They’ve been at it since July 31st,” Kelly said. “They haven’t had more than one day off in a row. So I think at this point in time that’s what our whole MO has always been.

“They’ll meet with our strength and conditioning coaches. They have their lifting programs in terms of what they can do and what they have to do. And I think at this point in time we need to heal up. I think it’s a good break for them to do what they need to do and that’s the way I’ve always done it and our teams have been fresh coming out of the bye week.”

While the players will be off for a week, Kelly said the coaching staff will continue to work through Friday in an attempt to identify areas in which they can improve and snap out of their six-game losing streak on Nov. 6 against the New Orleans Saints at Levi’s Stadium.

“We’ve got a lot of self-scout that we have set aside,” Kelly said. “We’ll be in here all week kind of looking at what we’ve done in the first seven games, what have our opponents done to us in the first seven games relative to what we thought going into the game based on the break downs. Did they change?

“If they were 60-percent pressure going into our game and they were only 30-percent pressure in our game, trying to delve into how people are defending us. How are people attacking us from an offensive standpoint in terms of attacking our defense and what their tendencies were going into the game and then what actually transpired in the game. So we’ve got a lot of film work and a lot of studying to do here during this week.”

Kelly reiterated on Monday that he is not looking at leaving the 49ers after this season. He said he has not heard from any schools with coaching openings or potential openings. Kelly said he has tried to remain focused on his job through the longest losing streak he has ever experienced as a coach.

“No one’s happy, so I don’t know if the word’s anguish, but I mean obviously you try to keep it consistent in terms of your approach to everything that you do,” Kelly said. “I don’t think being consistent and being even-keeled means that it doesn’t bother you or that you’re not frustrated in terms of what’s gone on.”

Kelly said the 49ers have the talent to win games. When asked why the coaches have not been able to extract more victories, Kelly placed the blame for the team’s poor play on himself and his staff.

“That’s on us,” Kelly said. “I agree 100-percent in terms of what you’re saying. But our job is to put our players in position to make plays and we’re not doing a good enough job of that right now.”