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The 49 ers needed one more stop and could not get it. Jackson converted two critical short-yardage Despite the 49 ers ’ might, Jackson ’s only turnover of the game came just after halftime Sunday, in “You have to defend on every play,” San Francisco Coach Kyle Shanahan said . “You can’t just go
Lamar Jackson has been turning heads all season long as he’s led the Baltimore Ravens into contention for a deep playoff run. “People sitting at home watching Lamar Jackson think how is he doing all this stuff,” said Michael Strahan. “I mean everything with Lamar Jackson is just absolutely
The San Francisco 49ers have suspended broadcaster Tim Ryan for saying on the radio Monday that Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson has an advantage in faking handoffs because of his “dark skin with a dark football,” thereported Wednesday.
According to the Chronicle, the comments were made during Ryan’s weekly segment on local radio station KNBR’s “Murph and Mac” morning radio show when discussing Jackson’s exceptional performance last weekend against the Niners.
Richard Sherman: No reason for outrage over Tim Ryan’s comments
San Francisco 49ers cornerback Richard Sherman says broadcaster Tim Ryan shouldn’t be shunned for the comments he made about Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson‘s “dark skin” making it easier for him to hide the ball from the defense. Sherman said today that he doesn’t believe Ryan was making a racist comment. “I know Tim personally and [more]Sherman said today that he doesn’t believe Ryan was making a racist comment.
Lamar Jackson tries to evade 49 ers defenders in the Ravens 20-17 victory. One can only imagine that had the Ravens adopted the half-measure approach of adjusting a little to Jackson ’s skills but with a strategy of re-molding him to fit a more orthodox offense scheme few would be touting him for MVP.
The 49 ers simply have a bunch of extremely fast and talented defenders who can keep up with Baltimore’s similarly terrifying offensive weapons. That can’t be taught by watching tape, so everyone else in the NFL should probably just find the nearest Zoltar machine and get to wishing.
Jackson rushed for over 100 yards in the Ravens’ 20-17 win, many of which came after successfully faking handoffs and running the ball himself.
“He’s really good at that fake, Lamar Jackson, but when you consider his dark skin with a dark football with a dark uniform, you could not see that thing,” Ryan said on air, according to the Chronicle. “I mean you literally could not see when he was in and out of the mesh point and if you’re a half step slow on him in terms of your vision forget about it, he’s out of the gate.”
Ryan, who is suspended for one game, gave a statement of apology to the Chronicle, and 49ers gave a statement calling Ryan a “man high integrity,” adding that he has apologized to team personnel privately.
“I regret my choice of words in trying to describe the conditions of the game. Lamar Jackson is an MVP-caliber player and I respect him greatly. I want to sincerely apologize to him and anyone else I offended,” Ryan’s statement read.
Army ditched a team slogan after discovering it had white supremacist origins
Army ditched a team slogan after discovering it had white supremacist origins . © Provided by Yahoo! Sports The flag that was discontinued at Army this season. The skull has the acronym for "God forgives, brothers don't" above its teeth. (Photo by Gavin Baker/Icon Sportswire/Corbis/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) The team had been using the “God forgives, brothers don’t” slogan and even had the acronym of the phrase on a flag that it carried out onto the field before games. But it quietly stopped using the slogan and flag after finding it had connection to the Aryan Brotherhood.
San Francisco 49 ers radio broadcaster Ted Robinson has been suspended two games by the team for insensitive comments made Monday on KNBR in regard to the Ray Rice domestic violence case. McDonald, who has not been charged with a crime, is due in court Sept.
Meanwhile, the 49 ers join a growing list of playoff squads that have fallen prey to the Baltimore, joining the New England Patriots, Seattle Seahawks, Houston Texans He points to the way players have pulled together with a shared vision. He notes the complementary football the Ravens have played.
The 49ers also said they reached out to the Ravens to apologize.
Dr. Harry Edwards, the San Jose State University professor and civil rights activist behind Tommie Smith and John Carlos’ 1968 Olympics protest (who has also served an adviser to Colin Kaepernick, among many other things) also spoke to the Chronicle about Ryan’s comments.
Worth posting full reaction of Dr. Harry Edwards when— Demian Bulwa (@demianbulwa) asked him about Tim Ryan's comment
Edwards, who knows Ryan, said that he didn’t think the “unfortunate” comments came from a point of malicious intent but called it a “learning moment.”
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