Today has not been the best day for Niner News. Early in the morning hearing comments from Eric Davis about the reality of Crabtree sitting for a year, and then Marvel Smith is retiring without even coming close to fulfilling all the 'what if he returns to pro bowl form hype'. I guess the spinal cord is an important thing to have structurally sound when elephant seals are battling in the trenches. Did Niner brass really just take a leap of faith on this one( his injury history) as well as ignore the 'warning signs' from camp Crabteee? I am assuming this is not going to make or break the season but it definitely thins out the ranks and leaves what little wiggle room we were building when the injury bug starts making the rounds nonexistent. So what other stellar news awaits the Faithful come tomorrow? It better be good because I am already starting to get that sinking feeling.