Now that the Hall of Fame game is in the books, it really is starting to feel more and more like the season is upon us. I was up in Seattle for the Red Sox - Mariners series (my dad's from Boston) and was about as far away from 49ers news as I could possibly be. The highlight of the weekend related to football was reading in a Seattle newspaper that the highlight of Saturday was a Seneca Wallace 39 yard pass completion. Good times for the Seahawks. The Seahawks had an open scrimmage Saturday evening, but unfortunately it was sold out, so I couldn't make it.
I'll be hitting up training camp at least once, maybe twice this week so I'll have some in depth reports on that. My last visit to training camp was a pads-free open practice without a whole lot of highlights so there was not a whole lot of contact going on (not that non-contact drills helped Frank Gore).
On a personal note, I've left my job and will be starting law school in a couple weeks. While that will certainly keep me busy, Niners Nation will offer a nice respite from school. The better the 49ers perform, the better a respite it will be. The immediate good news in this regard is that I have this week off and I plan on using it to get some ideas down to plan for the coming season. Obviously I'm excited about law school, but I think in the meantime we'll be doing good things here. The free time coming up will allow me time to get link dumps up every day, along with a regular posting routine.
In the meantime, here's a thorough recap of the 49ers scrimmage Saturday afternoon. The best part is in regards to a scuffle that broke out between Vernon Davis and Larry Allen:
"I don't like guys fighting for somebody to get hurt," continued Nolan. "If you're fighting about something, it means something to you. That is really important. A lot of times, you will find teams where it is all warm and fuzzy all the time. Those teams, in my opinion, typically struggle to win games because something is not important to them. We didn't score on that first drive, like our offense wanted to. I know that was the frustration of all eleven guys coming off the field. And with that, it lets me know that it is extremely important to get in the end zone. They were disappointed, and so when they were trying to motivate each other, some of them take motivation a different way. I think somebody didn't like getting called out."