Drama, drama, drama. I feel like I'm in high school again, or more aptly, junior high school, considering the short time I actually spent in high school. No, I'm not a drop out. How could you assume such a thing? I think I'm rambling. Mostly because I don't want to talk about the 49ers right now, I don't want to face yet another dramatic moment as part of their rather large collapse. Every week something happens. Every week, the media takes a collective look at the 49ers, and then shares a collective laugh over a collective piece of food and drink that can be described as snobbish. Nothing came to mind immediately, London Niner could probably help me out on that one, I hear the English are ridiculously snobbish. I'm sure he'll provide some insight on that front. Um ... let's just get to your links, which are late, again. I'm awful.
S Michael Lewis wants off the team, and he's not shy about saying that. Like I said yesterday, I think it's a comical situation, actually. I find it funny how many people will buy into the things Lewis is saying. He's a player who is trying being eventually benched for a second-round draft pick, and he's upset. Happens all the time. (SacBee.com)
Even more hilarity, Lewis's agent says that there is no way he returns to the 49ers to play this season. How about that? Lewis is stamping his feet like a flat-out baby right now. Am I being too mean? Hell no, I'm not being too mean. I'm being real. Real talk, kiddies. This guy's a jive turkey. My journalistic senses just flew right out the window and killed a small animal. Oh well, I'm angry. (CSNBayArea.com)
Hey, dudes! We have a game coming up, did you know that? I mean, we still have another full day of drama before that fact, but until then, how about a quick look at the points of the game? (49ers.com)
What does this latest episode mean for the 49ers? To me, it doesn't mean much at all save for the fact that a team leader is now gone. All it changes, the way I see it, is more negative press. That's it. (Examiner.com)
Just like last week, Sam Lam had a Q&A with a fellow Examiner, this time with - you guessed it - their Atlanta Falcons examiner. (Examiner.com)
Do you think these are desperate times? I think they are, but I don't really think that the Lewis situation adds to it. (SFGate.com)
As I've noted, the most this does is change the perception of the 49ers when it all comes down to it. (ESPN.com)
Still, though, it is a bad sign. It's a bad sign that we made headlines this week at all, and it's a bad sign that we had to do it twice. This team has its desperation showing. (BayAreaSportsGuy.com)
It's a very true statement to say that the 49ers fate is in the hands of offensive coordinator Mike Johnson. I don't know how that makes me feel. (CSNBayArea.com)
Teams Talk: Kyle Williams on the Atlanta Falcons. (49ers.com)
Here's an update from the scouting front, with Brunner's Blog. (49ers.com)
Shaun Smith was fined for grabbing Anthony Davis below the belt. Pardon, only a ten thousand dollar fine? I believe Ben Roethlisberger was suspended for a minimum of four games for such an offense. Way to be consistent, Roger. (Yahoo.com)
It's nice to think that Joe Nedney can keep doing what he's doing, but I just don't see it, I expect some slip-ups from him this season, which sucks. Still, at his age, he's still padding his record, which is good. (MercuryNews.com)
Plenty coming today from your's truly, while Fooch is off at some wedding or something of that nature.