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Looking at whether players could send coaches practice tape

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Alex Smith had one of those bright ideas recently that suddenly doesn’t seem so bright when you’re married.   He considered asking his wife to videotape the 49ers practices last week, according to Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea.com.

The idea would be to use the film as a teaching tool afterwards.   It all made sense until Smith remembered his wife gave birth to their first child a month ago.  So much for that.

Smith says that he definitely plans to film the next round of practices.  It led to an interesting question: Could he then send those tapes to the 49ers?

Smith wasn’t sure if that’d be legal, but Maiocco believes players could do whatever they want.  The 49ers declined comment on the matter.

Of course, the best answer to this hypothetical would be that none of this matters because the lockout could be over before the 49ers practice again.

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10 Responses to “Looking at whether players could send coaches practice tape”
  1. radrntn says: Jun 11, 2011 1:24 PM

    gotta love the mental masterbation that goes on while there is no footbal.

  2. hobartbaker says: Jun 11, 2011 1:25 PM

    After hours of studying the tapes, the coachs learned little that was useful. But they did concede the tiny infant staring blankly at the camera for long periods of time and occasionaly changing facial expression, was cute.

  3. simplesimon1 says: Jun 11, 2011 1:34 PM

    So why don’t the players “let in” the public to watch the practices. They could, as a “simple fan” tape the practice and post it on twitter or youtube. Shouldn’t be that hard to figure out. Heck, the “anonimous” fan could even ask questions via twitter to the coaches or players and find out “important” information that could be seen by the public. If it’s in the public forum, anybody can view it and take advantage.

    Just an idea to get around the BS

  4. freedomispopular says: Jun 11, 2011 1:52 PM

    I’m sure the Patriots are already doing it…ha..ha…ha…

  5. sfwillis52 says: Jun 11, 2011 1:58 PM

    Say whatever you want about what Alex Smith has done in the NFL, but he is doing more for his team than any other player during the lockout.

  6. rumorhater says: Jun 11, 2011 4:15 PM

    sfwillis52 says:Jun 11, 2011 1:58 PM

    Say whatever you want about what Alex Smith has done in the NFL, but he is doing more for his team than any other player during the lockout.
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    Second to Richard Seymour of the Silver & Black.

  7. drevilstolemymojito says: Jun 11, 2011 7:42 PM

    I believe Mr. Weiner from NY has taken a leave of absence to help video the NFL player practices and get his head right.

  8. time2speakup says: Jun 11, 2011 7:43 PM

    During this impasse, wondering whether or not ANY portion of rookie draftee contract can be kicked around by the player reps and clubs?? Obviously No on the money, but there is fine print. Otherwise, another delay!!

  9. briank1ne says: Jun 11, 2011 8:18 PM

    ALEX SMITH! ALEX SMITH! ALEX SMITH!
    (i cant hate on him. he wants to win. and hes trying like a muhhfukka.)

  10. bwisnasky says: Jun 11, 2011 11:26 PM

    rumorhater says:
    Jun 11, 2011 4:15 PM
    sfwillis52 says:Jun 11, 2011 1:58 PM

    Say whatever you want about what Alex Smith has done in the NFL, but he is doing more for his team than any other player during the lockout.
    ////////////////////////////////////////////

    Second to Richard Seymour of the Silver & Black.

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    You all can hate on the guy’s comment all you want, but when Alex Smith ponies up the cash to bring 40 of his teammates together and pays to house them for the week, then maybe I’ll say he has done as much as Seymour has….

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