Mike McGlinchey had tough time watching 49ers beat Rams from home

Mike McGlinchey had tough time watching 49ers beat Rams from home

Watching the 49ers roll over the Rams last Sunday was a lot of fun for everyone.

Well, almost everyone.

For the first time in his NFL career, 49ers right tackle Mike McGlinchey was forced to miss a game after undergoing arthroscopic knee surgery that will keep him sidelined for four-to-six weeks. 

The win was a huge one for the now 5-0 49ers, and McGlinchey loved watching his guys work their division rival. But it was hard to view from at home on the couch.

“Yeah, this is a pretty tough deal,” McGlinchey told KNBR. “I had to sit home with my mom this weekend. Watch my team on TV, which sucked. But you know, at least they’re showing up and showing out and kicking a--, so that’s all I can ask for."

The 49ers racking up a 20-7 win over the two-time defending NFC West champion Rams did help ease McGlinchey's uneasiness.

“It would have been a lot harder had the game not gone the way it did,” McGlinchey said. “But it’s tough. Not only just not playing but not even traveling with the team, it does a little bit to your psyche, you know, sit there and boredom all weekend and then you’re watching the job that you’re supposed to be doing. You’re just watching and you’re just you’re as equal to a fan at that point. So, it’s tough but it’s, you know, it’s a process. It’s a humbling experience…You know, s--t happens.”

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With McGlinchey still out, Daniel Brunskill once again will get the nod at right tackle when the 49ers face Washington in Week 7. 

The Notre Dame product isn't the only key piece missing up front, as left tackle Joe Staley has been out since fracturing his fibula in Week 2.

Still, the 49ers haven't missed a beat in their absence, and appear to be the class of the NFC as we near the halfway point.

They'll only get better once McGlinchey is off his couch.

49ers-Cardinals odds, predictions: Betting lines, picks for NFL Week 11 game


49ers-Cardinals odds, predictions: Betting lines, picks for NFL Week 11 game

Everything hasn't been coming up roses for the 49ers in the last week thanks to some injuries and an overtime loss to the Seattle Seahawks.

The team will face the Cardinals for the second time in three weeks in Week 11. After failing to sack Arizona quarterback Kyler Murray in the first meeting, Nick Bosa will try to do better the second time around.

Murray has been sacked 31 times, which ranks as the third-most in the league. San Francisco, on the other hand, ranks second in the NFL in total sacks (35) and yards allowed per game (251.6).

Here is how NFL writers across the league see the 49ers-Cardinals game shaking out:


Caesars: SF -480
Consensus: SF -500
Westgate: SF -550
Wynn: SF -550

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Josh Weinfuss, ESPN: 49ers 31, Cardinals 20
Nick Wagoner, ESPN: 49ers 27, Cardinals 17
Michael David Smith, PFT: 49ers 16, Cardinals 13
Michael Florio, PFT: 49ers 34, Cardinals 21

Colin Kaepernick calls out Roger Goodell, NFL owners following workout


Colin Kaepernick calls out Roger Goodell, NFL owners following workout

First, Colin Kaepernick sent a message with his arm. Then he sent one with his words.

"I've been ready for three years, and I've been denied for three years," Kaepernick told the media following his NFL workout in Atlanta on Saturday. "We all know why I came out here and showed it today in front of everybody -- we have nothing to hide. So we're waiting for the 32 owners, the 32 teams, Roger Goodell, all of them to stop running. Stop running from the truth, stop running from the people. 

"Around here, we're ready to play. We're ready to go anywhere. My agent Jeff Nalley is ready to talk to any team. I'll interview with any team at any time. I've been ready, I'm staying ready and I'll continue to be ready."

By most accounts, Kaepernick was thoroughly impressive in his workout, showcasing the arm strength that once made him perhaps the most feared quarterback in the league. The workout originally was supposed to be held at the Falcons practice facility and closed to the media, but Kaepernick and his representatives changed the location to ensure transparency.

"Our biggest thing with everything today was making sure we had transparency in what went on," Kaepernick said. "We weren't getting that elsewhere, so we came out here."

"It's important that y'all are here," he said to the media in attendance. "Y'all been attacked for the last three years. Y'all continue to be attacked. We appreciate what y'all do. We appreciate you being here today. We appreciate the work you do for the people and telling the truth. That's what we want in everything."

All Kaepernick has ever wanted is a fair opportunity. We can debate whether or not what took place Saturday was indeed "fair", but clearly, he feels he proved enough with his performance. Now we wait and see if the NFL's intentions were at all genuine, or if the workout simply was a thinly-veiled PR move.

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"We'll continue to give you updates as we hear," Kaepernick said in closing. "We'll be waiting to hear from Roger Goodell, the NFL, the 32 teams ... we'll let you know if we hear from them.

"Ball's in their court, we're ready to go."