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NFL Draft 2019: Nick Bosa says he's learned from social media activity

NFL Draft 2019: Nick Bosa says he's learned from social media activity

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Nick Bosa does not foresee his activity on social media being an issue with the 49ers because of the history he’s had with teammates at every level, he said Thursday night.

Bosa, whom the 49ers selected with the No. 2 overall pick in the NFL draft, recently told ESPN that he stopped posting his conservative-leaning tweets on social media because of the chance he could end up in San Francisco.

“I love the Bay Area, and I’m excited to play there,” Bosa said on a conference call with Bay Area reporters. “I was a little insensitive in some of the things I said, so I’ve learned a lot in the past few months, and I’m just ready to move forward from that, put it in the past, and bring the Faithful some wins.”

It was reported this week that Bosa “liked” posts from a friend while in high school that had racist hashtags.

“I was a 16-year-old scrolling through my Instagram, and I liked a picture of somebody I knew with a girl,” he said. “There was nothing racist about the picture. Obviously, there were some bad things said in the hashtags. But, obviously I didn’t read those, and as a 16-year-old in high school, you kind of don’t think something like that will come back and bite you.”

[RELATED: Watch Lynch tell Bosa the 49ers will use No. 2 pick on him]

Bosa said at the NFL draft that he is looking forward to proving himself to his teammates through his actions and hard work.

“I think my teammates will learn what kind of person I am when I get in the locker room with them,” Bosa said. “I’ve never had any issues getting along with teammates. I’ve always been a great teammate, and have had great relationships with everybody on my teams. So I think that and my hard-working attitude will show my teammates and the fans that I’m a good pick.”

Watch 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan recite his longest play from memory

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Watch 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan recite his longest play from memory

If you're like me, you can't remember anything. This is the part where I say, "I can barely remember what I had for breakfast," but you caught me on a good day.

Toast with butter and strawberry jelly, and scrambled eggs -- with ketchup, because I'm weird. 

So when it comes to remembering an entire football play  ... well, that's why some of us play the sport -- and others just watch it.

Listen to 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan recite his longest play:

Quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo has to memorize these types of plays, which is insane. Then has to relay the information to the huddle -- yeah I know, you know football. I'm just trying to remind you of the steps. But at least Jimmy G gets to repeat the play at least one additional time, right?

That should be enough. 

[RELATED: David Carr doesn't rank Montana as top-10 Super Bowl-era QB]

I asked five-year veteran quarterback Sean Salisbury about the longest play he had to memorize in his NFL career.

"Explode to double right, Zoom, Scat right 585 Dodge, X Post check with me 60 outside. Double cadence on 2," Salisbury told NBC Sports Bay Area. "That’s one."

So Shanahan isn't the only "wizard" in this scenario -- or any of the scenarios. 

Chip Kelly 'not surprised' ex-49ers assistant prevented school shooting

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Chip Kelly 'not surprised' ex-49ers assistant prevented school shooting

Chip Kelly knows the type of person Keanon Lowe is. It's why Kelly recruited Lowe as a football player at the University of Oregon, and years later had him on his staffs with the Eagles and 49ers as an assistant.

When Lowe prevented a school shooting Friday at Parkrose High in Portland, Ore., Kelly wasn't surprised at all. In fact, what the now-UCLA coach wanted to know was Lowe's form in going from a former receiver to a defensive player in a heroic act.

“I wanted to know his [tackling] technique,” Kelly said Saturday to Scott Osler of the San Francisco Chronicle. “He told me it was like when he was on kickoff coverage, it really didn’t matter how you tackled 'em as long as you got 'em to the ground.”

Lowe now is the head football coach and security guard at Parkrose. The school was on a 23-game losing streak when he arrived, and Kelly isn't surprised Lowe would step into a situation so far from the NFL.

"He’s just a special person that’s always wanting to help and serve," Kelly said. "He’s the type of kid you just want to be around him. He’s a special young man, and I think everybody is fortunate he was where he was yesterday afternoon.”

[RELATED: Kerr lauds ex-49ers assistant for preventing school shooting]

Lowe played two seasons under Kelly at Oregon. He made 18 tackles on special teams between his freshman and sophomore years.