EDITOR'S NOTE - 3:10PM - I'm in class and was gonna mention this when I got home, so this is as good a time as any. Didn't really tell us much of anything we don't already know, but always amusing to see what ESPN has to say.
Not really worthy of a whole diary but what the heck? Over on ESPN.com they have an article diagnosing every team's ailments. Here's what they have to say about our Niners (sorry don't know how to do the fancy box thing - Fooch fixed it):San Francisco
• Diagnosis: Sickly offense
• Cure: Although Alex Smith has been good in the clutch, he actually has taken a step backward. Despite the addition of receivers Darrell Jackson and Ashley Lelie, Smith's completion percentage has dropped from 58.1 in 2006 to 51.8. The 49ers rank next to last in passing yards with only 132.2 per game. Smith must do better in the red zone. The 49ers have only seven trips to the red zone in three games, scoring three touchdowns. The cure might be going downfield more to Lelie and Jackson, but San Francisco must use more two-tight end sets to give Smith time to throw.Well duh we have a sickly offense. And it's shortsighted to blame it all on Smith. Luckily they manage to mention how he needs more time to throw and fail to mention how the OL hasn't done anything in the running game or how the receivers have been dropping perfect passes.
Honestly, I expect better from John Clayton... oh well.