Originally posted by Psinex:
Originally posted by theduke85:
The biggest misconception is that Florio trolls the 49ers. He trolls everybody. That's his shtick. And that said, when the Kaepernick contract details came out, he was very apologetic towards the 49ers, hyped up the deal big time as a huge win for the organization, etc... I guess what I'm saying is, if you think he only writes negative things about the 49ers, you're viewing his site through a filter.
That said, I think Pro Football Talk has about as much credibility as TMZ. He just writes stuff to rile people up. I don't think it's a reputable news source.
It's not a misconception at all. He was single-handedly pushing the Harbaugh-Baalke tension angle until it became national news. An absolute hatchet job. He took any possible opportunity to snipe at Harbaugh during the regular season, showing a personal dislike for him. Note that Florio almost never targets PED Carroll or the Seahawks. This past season, his focus was almost singularly on the 49ers and Harbaugh.
This. Florio is the one who started circulating the Harbaugh to Texas and Harbaugh to the Browns crap. Neither story would even exist were it not for PFT. Then when Harbaugh and everyone north of him on the totem pole went on record saying Florio was wrong, he kept beating the drum and called them liars. Florio does troll every team, but his 49ers trolling is next level and has become pretty irritating since story after story comes up as a bag of lies to stir up controversy.
He pushes his own negative agenda against the team and the stories get reported on NFL network and ESPN citing him as the source.
[ Edited by Disp on Jun 27, 2014 at 3:57 PM ]