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Linebacker Brooks returns to work for 49ers

Post by Don Ruiz / The News Tribune on Jan. 16, 2014 at 4:44 pm with 11 Comments »
January 16, 2014 7:22 pm

It looks like everyone was back at practice for the 49ers today.

The 49ers health report improved Thursday, as linebacker Ahmad Brooks returned to full participation after missing the previous day due to illness.

“Feeling better today,” coach Jim Harbaugh said. “Had a little bug.”

The only Niners listed as limited were cornerback Carlos Rogers (hamstring) and running back Will Tukuafu (knee). List as participating fully were Navorro Bowman (wrist), WR Michael Crabtree (wrist), DE Demarcus Dobbs (knee, shoulder), C Jonathan Goodwin (foot), RB Frank Gore (knee), LB Dan Skuta (foot) and DT Justin Smith (shoulder).

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  1. GeorgiaHawk says:

    Battle of New Orleans

    Johnny Horton

    “In 2014 Saints took a little trip”
    “Along with Brees and Payton from the mighty Mississip”
    “They took a little bacon and they took a little beans”
    “And they headed for the Clink from the town of New Orleans”

    “We handed off to Lynch and the Saints kept a-comin”
    “There wasn’t nigh as many as there was a while ago”
    “We handed off once more and they begin to runnin”
    “On down the Mississippi to the Gulf of Mexico”

    “Old Carroll said we could take ‘em by surprise”
    “If we didn’t go to Beast mode”
    “Till we looked ‘em in the eye”
    “Wilson held the ball”
    “Till he saw their faces well”
    “Then he handed off to Lynch”
    “And really gave ‘em – well we”

    “We handed off to Lynch and the Saints kept a-comin”
    “There wasn’t nigh as many as there was a while ago”
    “We handed off once more and they begin to runnin”
    “On down the Mississippi to the Gulf of Mexico”

    “Yeah, Lynch ran through the briars”
    “And he ran through the brambles”
    “And he ran through the bushes”
    “Where a rabbit couldn’t go”
    “He ran so fast”
    “That the Saints couldn’t catch him.”
    “On down the Mississippi to the Gulf of Mexico”

    “We tried to pass the ball’til the passing melted down”
    “So we grabbed an alligator and we fought another round”
    “We filled his head with cannon balls, and powdered his behind”
    “And when we touched the powder off the gator lost his mind”

    “We handed off to Lynch and the Saints kept a-comin”
    “There wasn’t nigh as many as there was a while ago”
    “We handed off once more and they begin to runnin”
    “On down the Mississippi to the Gulf of Mexico.”

  2. georgia please quit with the songs already.

    “”People want to come here and play for Pete,” Bennett said afterward. “He just lets you be yourself. And we’re only gonna get better, too. We’re so young, man. It’s gonna be great to see us grow.” – Michael Bennett

    “Guys who come to this team are in awe,” All-Pro free safety Earl Thomas said. “It’s a fun organization, a light atmosphere, and we work hard. Especially when guys honor their roles and are being unselfish — that’s what makes a championship team. I’ll never forget the guys on this defense. We have genuine respect for one another. It’s a great place to be.”

    Added All-Pro cornerback Richard Sherman: “It’s awesome. I heard all the stories of people wanting to get paid out of this world to come here. Now they come because they want to win.”

    I can definitely see them taking a less than best offer to stay in Seattle.

    I can pray.

  3. freedom_X says:

    I’d like to think the Seattle players would take less, but in the end, I doubt it would be anything more than 5 or 10%. Or if Seattle is pro-active, then they might like Seattle enough to sign early without trying to set a new standard.

    But if they get to full free agency and make the rounds, no one is going to take more than a few percent off to stay in Seattle. Some guys egos may prompt them to leave in hopes of getting more touches or being more the focus of the offense or defense. That’s just the reality of a sport where players are lucky to play more than 5 years.

  4. Georgia, How about a song about Bowie.
    Space Oddity Maybe?
    Ground control to major Russ
    Take your protein pills and put your helmet on

  5. (Michael Bowie)


    If anyone buys this, you’re guaranteed to feel better about your life!

    mocarob – Stevos did a great song about Michael Bowie earlier today! It was awesome!

  7. seahawkNJ says:

    I feel better just looking at it.

  8. rramstad says:

    freedom_X, Washington state has no personal income tax and I think that’s somewhat rare for the 32 NFL teams, I believe only three or four are in states without personal income tax. Long story short, someone getting paid 5% less here is actually making more than if they played for the Patriots, 49ers, Raiders, Chargers, you get the idea…

  9. I think it’s more complicated than that. Some of the taxes you pay, if you’re a player, has to do with where you perform your services, too.

    For example, I’m more familiar with Minnesota so I’ll use that. I remember when they were debating whether or not to use public funds to build a new ball park for the Twins. It was said that when Alex Rodriguez came to town for a series that the state of Minnesota collected over $20,000 in state income tax for A-Fraud alone.

    Visiting teams to Seattle like it because they aren’t taxed, but if they travel to the Vikings, they are taxed their income taxes.

    I know there’s a lot more to it than that, but Seahawk players don’t have to pay taxes for at least half of their games when they are played in the state of Washington but they do have to pay out some when they travel to various games.

    I think Michael Bowie is the only Seahawks player who doesn’t have to pay taxes when they are on the road because those states know better than to try to tax him. In fact, I have heard that many states give him tax money just for coming.

  10. freedom_X says:

    For the sake of discussion, let’s use the top average CB salaries as they apply to CB’s. This is a relative discussion, so things like present vs. future value, guaranteed money, etc. aren’t factored and don’t matter actually.

    Darrell Revis is way at the top @$16 million/year. Then you have the next group of people clustered @~$10million (Champ Bailey, Brandon Carr and Cortland Finnegan from $10,625,000 to $10,000,000/yr.)

    I’ll say that Richard Sherman, at best, takes a contract around $13,000,000/year. At best, with taxes and everything else factored in. He absolutely doesn’t sign for under $10,000,0000/year. He’s going to say if Tramon Williams gets $8,250,000/yr and the immortal Orlando Scandrick gets $5,000,000/yr, I’m getting at least $13 million.

    I wouldn’t be surprised at all though if Sherman asks for and receives the highest salary for a CB in the league. I don’t think it’s just coincidence Sherman has constantly needled Revis.

  11. Russell gave a longish interview on Brock and Danny last week and said he really admired the Patriots and how they were able to compete for the title every year, and that’s what he wanted to be. Later on when asked about being one of the best values he said he doesn’t ever think about the money, he just want’s to ball.

    Maybe I’m just optimistic, but I believe these guys see the potential for dynasty, and I think that means something to this group. Sure everyone will get paid, but I’m not convinced that’s the most important measuring stick to these guys.

    Revis never saw dynasty in his future. Neither did Flacco. Brady did and we saw how it was more important to him than salary.

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