The San Francisco 49ers and “The Potentials”


Published: April 17, 2009


... work for hosts a "Show and Shine," and this year I received the pleasure of cooking tri-tip, judging classic cars, and listening to some pretty good old tunes by a local group known as "The Potentials."

I couldn’t quite put my finger on in it, but in the back of my brain I knew I had seen that word quite a bit recently—potential. Then it dawned on me; potential is the word that has been used in a plethora of recent articles in reference to a number of players on my favorite football team, the San Francisco 49ers.

Some would say the 49ers' roster is dearth of talent. I am among those that think the 'Niners' roster is not as far off from being a respectable football as others would have you think. There are three reasons that have kept this team, and some if its players, from reaching their potential: Mike Nolan, injuries, and flat-out underperformance.

I just don’t understand why a coach would sign free agents and draft picks and then not play th...

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