Rogers Laundry List is Never Complete

I heard an inspiring interview on The Jim Rome Radio Show yesterday, where Rome interviewed new San Francisco 49ers WR Eric Rodgers (interview link).

MMQB’s Robert Klemko, provides additional insights on Rogers journey from high school to the NFL (article link).

To me, Rogers story conveys that it doesn’t matter where you start, but how you approach your life that makes the difference.

I’ll be cheering for Rogers when the NFL season kicks off!

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Super Bowl Champion Rankings

Here is an article from USA Today that will surely spark debate.

Here is the list: Super Bowl Champion Rankings 1-49

What ones do you agree with? Disagree with? Leave your feedback below.

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The Case for…Chip Kelly – Melissa Jacobs

This recent Sports Illustrated article by Melissa Jacobs, makes a case for Chip Kelly being the right hire for the San Francisco 49ers. I think it is at least a logical argument for hiring a coach who seemed to not have the necessary personality to connect with his players during his time with the Philadelphia Eagles.

Although having the necessary tactical skills are very important, nothing is as important as treating players with respect and getting to know them on a personal level, in my opinion. X’s and O’s can be learned, personality and caring can not.

Although the 49ers do need a whole system transformation in order to get the necessary production out of Colin Kaepernick, it will be interesting to see if Kelly can make the changes necessary or if the 49ers should have went with an “Unusual Hire” (see “Taking a (Calculated) Risk in Hiring”) to fill its head coaching vacancy

The Case for…Chip Kelly- Sports Illustrated – Jan. 25, 2016 – Melissa Jacobs

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