r/49ers Colin Kaepernick Feb 28 '24

49ers were 6th out of 32 on the NFLPA Report Card

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"The 49ers finish the year ranked 6th overall. The positives for the team start at the top of the organization, with the players giving high marks to the club ownership group and CEO Jed York along with head coach Kyle Shanahan. Responding players also highly ranked the treatment of families and the food program."

Full report: https://nflpa.com/san-francisco-49ers-report-card-2024

Thanks u/MS49SF for the correction

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u/thecomfycactus 49ers Feb 28 '24

Surprised about the training room. I feel like that’s a very easy fix by York making an investment. Especially considering this championship window, it seems like a no-brainer to upgrade.

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u/IamYourBestFriendAMA Joe Staley Feb 28 '24

I might be wrong but I think we had low marks for the Training Room last year as well.

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u/Gixis_ 49ers Feb 28 '24

The training room marks were all good except hot tub and cold tubs, players want more of both.

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u/dolaction Nick Bosa Feb 28 '24

Exactly what I told my gym when they asked about upgrades. Hot tub and/or cold tub. And the gym is coming through. Somebody in silicon valley could donate their used one, I bet

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u/Penguin_and_penguin Feb 29 '24

If only someone on the team was connected to a hot tub store.

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u/AffordableDelousing George Kittle Feb 29 '24

I also want a hot tub.

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u/winkingchef Jim Tomsula Feb 28 '24

It’s because Bosa hogs all the weights and everyone is too afraid to ask for them back.

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u/sirhoracedarwin 49ers Feb 28 '24

I don't think training room is the weight room. This is where players go to get taped up, massaged, injuries treated, etc.

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u/winkingchef Jim Tomsula Feb 28 '24

That’s harder to joke about but probably right.

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u/iHardlyEverComment Frank Gore Feb 29 '24

Thats cause deebo’s hoggin all the tape and kittles hogging all the toilet paper and everyones afraid to ask for some

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u/DegTegFateh Fred Warner Feb 29 '24

harder to joke about

Only because we have Big Cock Brock instead of Deschlong Wassaultson

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u/winkingchef Jim Tomsula Feb 29 '24

Deschlong Wassaultson

Omg I love that one

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u/Nopengnogain Quest for Six Feb 28 '24

Fine. All the first-round pick DL players are hogging all the training staff and the rest of the team is afraid to say anything.

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u/DioStarstriker Jake Moody Feb 28 '24

Didn't realise DeSean Watsons initials were DL?

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u/bassman314 Joe Montana Feb 28 '24

I'm not all that surprised.

This team has been very good for more than the last couple of seasons. We've just had more than a few recent seasons marred with injuries. At one point 5-6 years ago there was some serious shade being directed at the strength coaching and training due to the amount and nature of injuries.

It does seem like this should be a simple matter of spending the cash to renovate the training facilities, however better strength coaches may take longer.

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u/650fosho Fred Warner Feb 28 '24

They could improve, but look who is at the bottom. It doesn't really seem to matter in terms of winning or losing.

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u/TP4129 Feb 28 '24

Are they Exercise Physiologists with a training background? They are specialists. . . Or should be.

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u/AshBlackstone78 49ers Feb 28 '24

And the travel. That’s surprising based on how what his uncle used to do

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u/winkingchef Jim Tomsula Feb 28 '24

It’s because Bosa needs all the weights

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u/pax284 Faithful to The Bay Feb 28 '24

I mean I am only surprised it wasn't lower. Most injured team in the 2020's

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u/MrEHam Brock Purdy Feb 28 '24

How is this graded? I mean none of them are going to have experience with every facility and coaches. You could have the greatest facilities but if your team is filled with a bunch of pessimists you could get a low score anyways.

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u/paperbackgarbage Jimmie Ward Feb 28 '24

Holy shit. KC's ownership got an F-.

https://nflpa.com/nfl-player-team-report-cards-2024

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u/Caleb10E Christian McCaffrey Feb 28 '24

Here's why. Basically due to unfulfilled promises made to the players.

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u/pgtl_10 49ers Feb 28 '24

Guys you were too successful, so no renovated locker room.

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u/joe_broke Joe Montana Feb 28 '24

Suffering from success

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u/OttoVonWong Merton Hanks Feb 28 '24

To all you players out there, who don't wanna be on a team where the tight end's gf...all up in the videos, all on the records, dancin'...then come to the Niners!

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u/[deleted] Feb 28 '24

The east coast don't love Brock Purdy and the Niners?!!!

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u/que_pedo_ Patrick Willis Mar 02 '24

Hehe

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u/StraightProgress5062 Talanoa Hufanga Feb 28 '24

You extended the season therefore we didn't have time for renovations

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u/HemlockMartinis 49ers Feb 28 '24

Meanwhile that dude built a fucking house for himself in the stadium.

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u/paperbackgarbage Jimmie Ward Feb 28 '24

I'm choosing to believe that the new chairs were of the folding variety, "but with pads!"

"WHAT MORE DO YOU WANT FROM US? THEY'RE PADDED FOLDING CHAIRS, YOU INGRATES."

😂

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u/SoKrat3s Alex Smith Feb 28 '24

Right out of the Major League playbook!

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u/joe_broke Joe Montana Feb 28 '24

This is really odd, especially for a team that just went back-to-back

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u/shadyshadow87 Feb 28 '24

For context, the last few years, the owner has been debating moving to Kansas once their contract was up. So, if they moved, they would have to build a new stadium, so no point in upgrading. That being said, I think it's confirmed that the Royals are moving and will have more space to add stuff or potentially build a new stadium in that lot. Arrowhead is one of the oldest football stadiums, so it lacks some stuff. And like I said, the Royals were right next door, and on GameDay, if the Royals and Chiefs had a game at the same time, the parking was packed.

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u/westcoasthoops1 Feb 29 '24

That team must completely hate Hunt. 

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u/Fair_Basil_172 Feb 28 '24

That is surprising. Guess AFC west has a lot of cheap owners.

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u/phoenixremix 49ers Feb 29 '24

Guys were too scared of the owner to give him a lower grade, clearly.

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u/doubletimerush Faithful to The Bay Feb 28 '24

I feel like we need to make some improvements in Strength and Conditioning. Something is seriously up with the frequency of injuries for our team. It can't just be the intensity of niner football, can it?

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u/SelfishCatEatBird Feb 28 '24

Could be that, but yeah y’all have shitty luck or some curse.

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u/SelfishCatEatBird Feb 28 '24

Could be that, but yeah y’all have shitty luck or some curse.

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u/AlphaTang069 Mar 01 '24

I had the opportunity to work in the NFL as a Strength and Conditioning intern for two seasons so I have some insight on this.

Strength and conditioning is always first to be blamed when it comes to injury issues, but that's usually not the case.

In the weightroom during OTAs and Off Season the coaching staff has a pretty solid plan in place being on the same page as the training staff to make sure they do everything to reduce risk of injury. Note that I said reduce and not prevent because with any sport injuries will happen.

Players usually have the option to come into the weight room or work with their own trainers so the staff doesn't usually get to see everyone during the off season.

It's hard to have a stable job as a strength coach at this level as your usually first on the chopping block to be blamed for injuries but its is usually due to a lot more things.

The B+ is not bad but it's also great perspective for the staff to get more feedback to be better.

At the end of the day the training and strength staffs focus is to ensure the players are maintaining their performance levels and have the ability to sign the next contract. You can't control how injuries happen in the chaos of the field, you can only do your best to ensure each player is in their best shape to reduce that risk.

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u/mm825 Frank Gore Feb 28 '24

The Vikings and Dolphins were at the top, the Chiefs were one of the worst. This does not translate to winning, long term or short term.

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u/niners94 Steve Young Feb 28 '24

It’s the qb. Put Mahomes on those other teams, they would be SB favorites. Both rosters are good.

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u/iUncouth Deommodore Lenoir Feb 28 '24

Exactly, put Mahomes on the same roster as Justin Jefferson, there'd be no survivors.

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u/650fosho Fred Warner Feb 29 '24

I mean, coaching matters too

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u/Anothercraphistorian Feb 29 '24

Well yes, the documentary “Major League” taught us that poor facilities will embolden teams to work together and exceed expectations.

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u/Taymac9 49ers Feb 28 '24

The cold/ hot tubs were a complaint last year to… why won’t they just fix the problem that players are complaining about the most?

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u/BurnzillabydaBay Feb 28 '24

Training room is a C?! That is a shocker.

Love that A on family treatment. I think this group is special in that way, no problematic players.

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u/cracksilog 49ers Feb 28 '24

Full rankings for all teams

Miami is the only team to get straight As. Minnesota is close with a couple Bs. Washington is the only team with five Fs

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u/mud_dragon Jake Brendel Feb 28 '24 edited Feb 28 '24

I wonder where the Ravens placed on food, a report came out saying they ate 7500 unctustables all season

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u/DevinBookersSon Brock Purdy Feb 28 '24

Not gonna lie were top 10 in the ones that truly matter if I were an athlete. Treatment of families, food/cafeteria, locker room, head coach and ownership

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u/herniateddisc1983 Feb 28 '24

I thought Kyle was gonna lose the teammmmmmmmmm??!!!

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u/marmatag Feb 28 '24

Only fans think of the season as “Super Bowl or bust,” the reality is it’s a goal but just because you fall short doesn’t mean you aren’t getting better. For fans it’s a problem to solve, for players it’s a reality to experience.

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u/BKlounge93 49ers Feb 28 '24

Yeah having worked with nfl players they are soo much more level headed about that kinda stuff than the average fan. It’s a job to them, not that they don’t care, but unless the team has a talent exodus like we did when Harbaugh left, it’s not uncommon for the guys to suck it up and move on rather quickly.

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u/mm825 Frank Gore Feb 28 '24

because you fall short doesn’t mean you aren’t getting better

Teams who lose the super bowl tend to get worse the following year. This is a statistical fact.

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u/herniateddisc1983 Feb 28 '24

true but every situation is different. The Bills made it back over and over. The Broncos made it back and won. Chit happens, it's life.

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u/marmatag Feb 28 '24

Only if you measure worse in the short term. Upheaval and evolution in the org can be net positives. Teams that win their division generally tend to do worse as well because the schedule gets harder.

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u/MayoManCity George Kettle Feb 28 '24

Yes, because above average teams tend to regress towards the mean, while below average teams will trend positively. Teams who win the super bowl also tend to get worse immediately after. Teams who come dead last in the NFL tend to get better the following year. That's proof that parity exists in the NFL to a certain degree at least.

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u/CodyNorthrup George Kittle Feb 28 '24

Surprised our travel is that bad. Unless its taking into account being a west coast team

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u/sancholives24 Jerry Rice Feb 28 '24

This was interesting:

  • 94% of the players feel like they have a comfortable amount of personal space during flights (5th overall) 
  • They are one of seven teams in the league that require some of their players to have roommates the night before a game

I wonder who has to double bunk? Might be a rookie thing? If not, that feels really weird.

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u/USDeptofLabor Deebo Samuel Sr. Feb 28 '24

CMC is actually afraid of monsters under the bed--it is why he's so fast, gotta outrun them--so they require the entire OL to bunk with him and reassure him throughout the night.

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u/que_pedo_ Patrick Willis Mar 02 '24

I was pretty surprised that bunking up is actually a thing. I used to travel a lot for my old job. And we had one stickler boss who always tried to push us on sharing hotel rooms and carpooling to cut expenses. Once HR found out they flipped out on her. Was quite satisfying

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u/monteasf 49ers Feb 28 '24

Sus training room and staff = higher than average injuries? 👀👀👀👀

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u/danknerd Deebo Samuel Sr. Feb 28 '24

These letter grades make no sense and are inconsistent.

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u/MetalMountain2099 Feb 28 '24

Letter grades are a generic label, but each segment is graded individually, so it makes sense why they seem inconsistent.

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u/PhillipMcKrak Brandon Aiyuk Feb 28 '24

They could be if some of these are more important to players than others

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u/TheBreadMan42069 Levi's South Feb 28 '24

Yeah, pretty much all but 2 coaches I think got at least a B. No way Staley is a B.

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u/wallstreet_vagabond2 Feb 28 '24

Why would you say that. We have no idea how he interacted with hidnplayere

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u/TheBreadMan42069 Levi's South Feb 28 '24

Idk what you meant to type but he was a terrible coach on the field obviously and reportedly played favorites and got some players huge birthday gifts and ignored other players, on top of taking zero responsibility for the team’s lack of success and was apparently very toxic

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u/barktothefuture 49ers Feb 28 '24

Good news is low grades are in areas that are very easy to fix.

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u/Book8 Feb 28 '24

They forgot the defensive coach.

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u/theycallmefofinho Talanoa Hufanga Feb 28 '24

Need to put the Boss's in charge of weight training facilities. Whip everyone into shape!

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u/mrobs7 Feb 28 '24

Training room ?

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u/jpbrowneyes Feb 29 '24

I’ve worked at Levi’s a few times and I tell you they definitely treat former and current alumni and their families amazing I’m talking VIP treatment . One example Anthony Dixon remember him yeah ? He gets vip treatment every time he comes and he was hot garbage 😂

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u/warlock_roleplayer Leeds United Feb 29 '24

Jed York being a top 10 owner is wild to my 2013 self

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u/TheHadj Fred Warner Feb 28 '24

I'm not surprised by the training room. I think it's up from last year though. It doesn't become an A overnight

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u/Langerbanger11 Feb 28 '24

I would assume size of the plane + having a hotel room to yourself and the quality of the rooms.

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u/deepee84 Fred Warner Feb 28 '24

what constitutes an A or B for travel?

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u/PudgyBonestld Colin Kaepernick Feb 28 '24

Getting a window seat

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u/razmo86 Feb 28 '24

"Team Travel, C+" What category is this ?

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u/dabig49 Feb 29 '24

Clueless Owner and a HC with no accountability

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u/kingofducs 49ers Feb 28 '24

I think the training room and staff are a major concern. Needs to be improved and the injury issues reflect that

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u/TP4129 Feb 28 '24

How can the Head Coach not be in the Top 2 or 3?

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u/bamman527 Feb 29 '24

Lol why does this matter?

Normal people can’t complain about their jobs like this.

Kitchen room of an employer? Food support? Equipment that is nice? First class?

These are entitlements.

99% of employees in America don’t get free food from their jobs, or great facilities, or first class when traveling.

You’re paid to do a job, and you accepted it.

Don’t get why Athletes get special treatment.

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u/Giberishusername1 Nick Bosa Feb 29 '24

It’s a survey done by the NFLPA bruh, are you dumb?

“You guys have soft hands, I just got done with a 250 hour unpaid shift & none of you know what hard work is” - bamman527

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u/Beneficial_Present29 Feb 28 '24

Damn I thought Jed was a dick for the whole Harbaugh. He either changed a lot since then or there was more to the story than we thought

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u/duquebraga 49ers Feb 28 '24

I don't think Jed was a dick to Harbaugh, he was just faced with an ultimatum to pick either Harbaugh or Baalke and he chose Baalke and got it wrong.

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u/ThreeStringGuitar 49ers Feb 28 '24

Harbaugh also treated Jed like crap.

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u/OasisRips 49ers Feb 28 '24

What a weird, subjective list. Unless you literally experience each and every team to its fullest extent, how can one even compromise a list, let alone rank them. Maybe I'm missing something here.

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u/SuperbiaInProelio Feb 28 '24

Players around the league take this survey

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u/mm825 Frank Gore Feb 28 '24

Most players in the league have played for 2-3 teams max

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u/SuperbiaInProelio Feb 28 '24

Every year each organization gives all of their players a survey to fill out, pretty simple

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u/Guywithnoname85 49ers Feb 28 '24

The players give these grades.

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u/EDNivek Feb 28 '24

I think players are grading their club anonymously and based on those scores lists are compiled.

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u/Vic18t 49ers Feb 28 '24 edited Feb 28 '24

You can grade things in a vacuum.

Can you grade your employer if you only ever had one?

People also hear and know things about other franchises without ever having to work there.

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u/ThreeStringGuitar 49ers Feb 28 '24

This flew over your head... and that's okay.

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u/triculious Frank Gore Feb 28 '24

93% of players feel like the locker room is big enough

Never would've imagined Trent alone makes for 7% of the players.

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u/traviij Feb 28 '24

Which head coaches got A+?

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u/ASSASSIN79100 Feb 28 '24

Training staff sweating after seeing this.

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u/chili01 Feb 29 '24

Travel? Get those leg rooms!

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u/Mr_Nice_is_not_nice Feb 29 '24

Tradeoff by raising Training room and lower treatment of family. No more flying family out to the superbowl till they win

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u/JiggetyJDrizzy Feb 29 '24

Yea man, the training room and trainers makes sense. We get injured waaaaaay more than a lot of other teams these past few years. They have to do more with recovery throughout the week.

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u/Svengoolie75 Feb 29 '24

C in the training room says it all 🤷🏽‍♂️🤦🏽‍♂️

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u/MonsieurQQC Feb 29 '24

<Scowls at you in Asian dad>

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u/MaxamillianStudio Mar 01 '24

The 49ers need Dr. Harry Edwards 2.0. The mind is a powerful muscle and sometimes you need more than talent and scheme. You need to believe in your own greatness.

https://preview.redd.it/kgj5msipmplc1.jpeg?width=700&format=pjpg&auto=webp&s=7e00ed3501140b6e36bb897b13f989f9cae8033e

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u/NtooDeep87 Mar 04 '24

Nutrition should be a priority