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    Barlow calls Nolan Hitler

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    49ers | Barlow says Nolan has too much power
    Wed, 23 Aug 2006 00:59:23 -0700

    Cam Inman, of MediaNews, reports New York Jets RB Kevan Barlow lashed out at San Francisco 49ers head coach Mike Nolan after being traded for a 2007 fourth-round draft pick. Barlow said, "Nolan just doesn't know what he's doing. He's a first-time head coach with too much power. He has too much power as a first-time head coach. He walks around with a chip on his shoulder, like he's a dictator, like he's Hitler. People are scared of him. If it ain't Nolan's way, it's the highway." He later softened his stance and said, "I was kind of harsh on him, saying he's a dictator. That's bad. Saddam Hussein is a dictator. I was speaking on emotion." Barlow believes Nolan has not respect for him or the 49ers organization. "[Former 49ers head coach] Bill Walsh set the standard there, and he ain't living up to it." Barlow also claims no one has a good relationship with the coach, except for possibly QB Alex D. Smith. He added, "Nobody has a good relationship with Coach Nolan, and the only person that does is probably (quarterback) Alex Smith. He does because (Nolan) picked him. His job is in Alex Smith's hands. Coach Nolan could be a good head coach, but he's not going to be because he has too much power. He calls all the shots. He needs somebody above his head. He doesn't know what he's doing."


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    Re: Barlow calls Nolan Hitler

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    49ers | Barlow says Nolan has too much power
    Wed, 23 Aug 2006 00:59:23 -0700

    Cam Inman, of MediaNews, reports New York Jets RB Kevan Barlow lashed out at San Francisco 49ers head coach Mike Nolan after being traded for a 2007 fourth-round draft pick. Barlow said, "Nolan just doesn't know what he's doing. He's a first-time head coach with too much power. He has too much power as a first-time head coach. He walks around with a chip on his shoulder, like he's a dictator, like he's Hitler. People are scared of him. If it ain't Nolan's way, it's the highway." He later softened his stance and said, "I was kind of harsh on him, saying he's a dictator. That's bad. Saddam Hussein is a dictator. I was speaking on emotion." Barlow believes Nolan has not respect for him or the 49ers organization. "[Former 49ers head coach] Bill Walsh set the standard there, and he ain't living up to it." Barlow also claims no one has a good relationship with the coach, except for possibly QB Alex D. Smith. He added, "Nobody has a good relationship with Coach Nolan, and the only person that does is probably (quarterback) Alex Smith. He does because (Nolan) picked him. His job is in Alex Smith's hands. Coach Nolan could be a good head coach, but he's not going to be because he has too much power. He calls all the shots. He needs somebody above his head. He doesn't know what he's doing."



    I guess we got a little inside look as to part of the reason the 49ers suck. Nolan.

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    Re: Barlow calls Nolan Hitler

    Trouble in 9er land. How the mighty have fallen.

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    Re: Barlow calls Nolan Hitler

    i wouldnt call nolan hitler until he starts entertaining the idea off mass murder...kinda drastic in my opinion
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    Re: Barlow calls Nolan Hitler

    "mr.woo" wrote:
    i wouldnt call nolan hitler until he starts entertaining the idea off mass murder...kinda drastic in my opinion
    He later said he over reacted and was speaking on emotion without thinking.

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    Re: Barlow calls Nolan Hitler

    "Del" wrote:
    "mr.woo" wrote:
    i wouldnt call nolan hitler until he starts entertaining the idea off mass murder...kinda drastic in my opinion
    He later said he over reacted and was speaking on emotion without thinking.
    But that would require reading one paragraph.

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    Re: Barlow calls Nolan Hitler

    Jets' Barlow apologizes for Hitler remark
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    HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (AP) - Jets running back Kevan Barlow apologized Wednesday to 49ers coach Mike Nolan for comparing him to Adolf Hitler in a newspaper interview.

    Barlow, who was traded from San Francisco to New York on Sunday for a fourth-round pick, made his inflammatory comments to the Contra Costa Times. The often outspoken Barlow said after practice Wednesday he left a detailed message for Nolan.
    "If I could take it back, I would," Barlow said. "I was very emotional. All I knew at the time was San Francisco, that was where I started my career, that's where my house was. It was a shock to me.

    "I'm a passionate player, I'm an emotional guy when it comes to on the field and off the field. Sometimes it gets the best of us. I put it behind me, and I'm glad to be a Jet."

    Barlow was upset with the trade because Nolan assured him earlier in the week he wouldn't be dealt. He told the newspaper Nolan was a "first-time head coach with too much power."

    "He walks around with a chip on his shoulder, like he's a dictator, like he's Hitler," Barlow told the paper. "People are scared of him. If it ain't Nolan's way, it's the highway."

    After making the comments, Barlow called back to say he didn't mean to make the comparison, blaming his outburst on his emotions.

    "I was kind of harsh on him, saying he's a dictator. That's bad. Saddam Hussein is a dictator," Barlow told the paper. "I was speaking on emotion."

    On Wednesday, Barlow said, "I tried to go back and take some things back from the reporter, but obviously he wanted to write a story. It was too late by then."

    Barlow was never one to hold his tongue during his time in San Francisco. He had some spats with teammates and coaches, including a long-running feud with fullback Fred Beasley. The players quashed their fight last season.

    When told of Barlow's latest comments, Nolan told the newspaper, "It's unfortunate he feels that way."

    "Personally, I feel Kevan is a good kid," Nolan said. "When I came here I heard negative things about him and trouble in the locker room. When I was here, I thought he did the right things, like calling me if he was late or calling if he said the wrong thing to the media. As long as he was here, he was a model citizen."

    The Jets acquired Barlow to bolster their depth, with Curtis Martin on the physically-unable-to-perform list because of a knee injury. Barlow was told about the trade just before the 49ers left for their game against Oakland on Sunday.

    He took a red-eye flight to New York and arrived Monday morning, passed his physical and practiced briefly. He was excused from practice Tuesday so he could catch up on sleep. But that didn't stop him from criticizing Nolan to the newspaper.

    When Jets coach Eric Mangini found out about what Barlow said, he had a long talk with his new player.

    "I thought his comments were inappropriate," Mangini said. "After he said it, he wished he could have those words back. But he can't. Kevan has already called coach Nolan to talk to him about that, which I think is important."

    Because of character questions, many wondered why the Jets made the move earlier in the week. Barlow insisted Wednesday he is a "good character guy." Now he wants to put his days in San Francisco behind and focus on New York.

    "I bleed green and white now," he said. "And I'm happy to be a Jet."


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