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49ers HC Shares Why the Team Released Ex-First Rounder


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Kyle Shanahan calls a play during the October 10 road game at Arizona.

Kyle Shanahan only coached Dre Kirkpatrick on the field for four games this season with the San Francisco 49ers before the team decided to waive the former 2012 first round cornerback on Tuesday, November 16.

Kirkpatrick was on the 49ers’ field for 95 total snaps according to Pro Football Focus, but his coverage grades each game never surpassed a 59.4 grade.

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There was also this botched tackle attempt by Kirkpatrick in his last appearance as a 49er:

But was Kirkpatrick’s coverage lapses and overall defensive ability a big reason why Shanahan and the 49ers decided it was best to go a different direction with the 6-foot-2, 190-pound defender?

Shanahan revealed the real reasoning behind

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Tom Brady is giving a Bitcoin to fan who had his 600th TD ball, says he should have held out for more than what team offered

  • A Bucs fan wound up with Tom Brady’s 600th touchdown.

  • The fan traded the ball back with the team despite it being potentially worth $500,000.

  • On “Monday Night Football,” Brady said he’d be giving the fan a Bitcoin.

Even Tom Brady thinks the fan that came into possession of his 600th touchdown ball should have held out for a better deal.

Speaking with ESPN’s “ManningCast” of “Monday Night Football,” Brady broke down the deal made with the fan and revealed that he planned on giving the fan a Bitcoin for his troubles.

On Sunday, Brady threw the 600th touchdown of his career, becoming the first quarterback in NFL history to reach the milestone. Unfortunately, wide receiver Mike Evans handed the ball off to a fan in the crowd before realizing the significance of the score, leading to a bit of hijinks.

The fan, Byron Kennedy, negotiated with a Buccaneers trainer

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NBA 75th anniversary team: Klay Thompson, through lens of Reggie Miller’s career, is right to feel slighted

The NBA unveiled its 75th anniversary team this week, which is to say, theoretically, these are the best 75 players of all-time (actually it was 76 because of what was called a “tie”) in the opinions of those who had votes, and as was certain to happen with an endeavor like this, some notable names were left off. Klay Thompson was one of them, and he is not happy about it. 

Here was Thompson’s initial response, via his Instagram account, to the snub:

Then, after sleeping on it, he came back stronger with a post that has since been deleted:

Thompson did not need to delete this post. He’s right. He should’ve been on the list. There are, in all likelihood, a couple reasons he was not. First, all 50 players who made the original all-time team back in 1996 just happened to make the cut again. So you’re telling

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Paul Finebaum Names College Football’s Most ‘Disappointing’ Team

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With three full weeks of the 2021 college football season in the books, the national landscape is starting to take shape. The cream of the crop has started to rise to the top, while some of the preseason favorites have already taken a step in the wrong direction.

Among the teams that have underwhelmed through the first quarter of the regular season is Clemson. Dabo Swinney’s Tigers narrowly scraped out a messy win over Georgia Tech on Saturday to improve to 2-1, but have shown glaring problems on offense through their first three games.

Apart from an expected domination of South Carolina Upstate, Clemson scored just 17 points in its other two games. That lack of offense has many concerned, including college football analyst Paul Finebaum.

In his weekly Sunday appearance on SportsCenter, the ESPN host called Clemson the most disappointing

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