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  • John Aiello
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    John Aiello
    John Aiello is an independent journalist from Northern California whose work has been published in many regional and national publications over the course of a 35 year career in journalism. Aiello is also the founder of the digital fine-arts journal, The Electric Review. His book, A Higher Calling: A Review of the Judges and Lawyers Who Shaped the San Mateo County Courts, was published in August.

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  • By John Aiello
    Oct 24, 2020 at 3:17 PM 0 comments
    One of the most bandied about questions in the NFL this year has been: "What's wrong with Jimmy Garoppolo?" But maybe a more accurate question would be – "What's wrong with this year's version of the 49er offense?" The answer to the second question is obvious: Joe Staley's stabilizing influence is gone. Staley, who played 13 years for San Francisco and retired after the Niners' 2020 Super Bowl loss, was the glue that held the offensive unit together. He started all 181 games in which he played and had mastery of both run-blocking and pass protection schemes. At left tackle, Staley protected Jimmy G's blind-side and gave the quarterback those precious extra seconds to read through his progressions and find secondary receivers down-field. After Staley's...
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