Golden Nuggets: Slow Days Are Great

Well look at that, we had a slow day yesterday. Don't get those very often, do we, folks? We didn't have any drama, no players quit or complained. The coach didn't explode and Michael Crabtree didn't say something hinting at being totally miserable in San Francisco. An owner didn't drunk text ESPN, making wild, wild claims at the sky. The biggest news of the day was Takeo Spikes going around and kissing babies. Nothing Takeo does really surprises me anymore, though; those dances have convinced me that he's a hard-to-predict dude.

Be sure to check out the feature I posted on SB Nation Bay Area yesterday, the link is down there where it should be. Our power rankings stream is pretty cool too, go read up on that as well just under my feature. My SBN link-whoring aside, I still feel good. Beating the Raiders always has felt and always will feel good. Let's get to your pertinent 49ers links. Enjoy.

The team likely has no interest in bringing in linebacker Shawne Merriman. Good, like I noted yesterday, I don't want the guy. He's just not that good. (SFGate.com)

Here's an every-player review for Sunday's game against the Raiders. I like some of what I read. Some of it, not so much. I guess that's how it goes, though. I'm glad somebody recognized Smith's incompletions as helpful. (CSNBayArea.com)

No major injury for Vernon Davis. That is very good news, I would hate to see VD go down for awhile. (MercuryNews.com)

The 49ers have Carolina next, and then London against the Broncos. A very winnable stretch, but not exactly easy. (SFGate.com)

How about a first look at the rather winnable 49ers-Panthers game in Carolina which is coming up this week? (49ers.com)

I was happy with the play of C.J. Spillman for the most part. I think he exceeded our expectations, because I don't think I recall a single happy comment about his signing. Certainly didn't get one from me. (PressDemocrat.com)

More film review and notes from the game on Sunday. I agree with the bit about Bowman, it's the one issue I said he had weeks ago, and I'm glad someone else is noting it. Bowman will be an amazing player, but right now I want TKO in whenever possible. (SFGate.com)

Frank Gore was nominated for one of the ground players of the week. Always good to get our guys in on these things, ya know. (49ers.com)

This is nothing new, but man I cannot get the notion about Sopoaga carrying the ball out of my head. I hope we do it if we're up big on the Panthers. (Scout.com)

Says this is audio of Mike Singletary on KNBR, but just so you know, I've yet to listen to it personally. (49ers.com)

Michael Crabtree got the best of Heyward-Bey. Hazzah. (Scout.com)

Yesterday on Niners Nation

Golden Nuggets: Not Enough Celebrating | Ninjames
NFL Set To Announce Suspension For Future Helmet-To-Helmet Hits Fooch
Mike Singletary Approval Rating, Victory Edition | Fooch
49ers 2010 NFL Draft Picks: Six months later| Tre9er
Week Six in the NFL: It Doesn't Make Sense! | urnext
NFL Power Rankings, Week 7: 49ers Creepin... | Fooch

Related Links from SB Nation Bay Area

The Battle Of The Bay Is Alive And Well: Experience At The Stick During Rivalry Game (Feature)
NFL Power Rankings Week 7: San Francisco 49ers Up, Oakland Raiders Down (Weekly Power Rankings)

Coming Up Today on Niners Nation (All times pacific and subject to change)

6:00 a.m. | San Francisco 49ers @ Carolina Panthers: A Prospector's Guide | Fooch
9:00 a.m. | 49ers-Panthers: Battling DeAngleo Williams and Jonathan Stewart | Fooch

Gameweek

[General News] 49ers vs Panthers coverage (SB Nation)
[Preview] First Look: Carolina Panthers (49ers.com)
[Rival Blog] Cat Scratch Reader (SB Nation)
[Nuggets] Tuesday (Niners Nation)
[Catchup] All posts tagged with, "49ers vs. Raiders" (SB Nation)
[Owned] Crabtree Takes The Heart Out Of The Oakland Raiders (Haha)    

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