As a Sacramento Kings fan, I grew pretty tired of hearing Grant Napear labeling certain opponents on the other team "Kings-killers." Players like Ruben Patterson, Ray Allen and, of course, Kobe Bryant all seemed to have a knack for hitting shots at critical moments to put the game just out of reach. And I came to hate those players.
So, as I was sitting here thinking about that, I wondered what an all-time team of "49ers-killers" would look like. You know, a list of players that just seemed to have a knack for making big plays and killing the 49ers hopes, dreams and aspirations. Of course, my memory only goes back so far. I'm hoping for some help in the comment section from those who remember better than I do. I'm sure that you will notice that I have excluded OL from the list; it was just too hard to come up with them, for me anyway.
OK, maybe I should just come clean. This is basically a list of players that I hated seeing the 49ers play against. It's as simple as that.
Here we go:
Head Coach: Mike Holmgren
FB: Darryl "Moose" Johnston, Dallas Cowboys
TE: Wesley Walls, Carolina Panthers (Honorable Mentions: Jay Novacek, Dallas Cowboys and Mark Chmura, GB Packers)
DL: Reggie White/Gilbert Brown, Green Bay Packers; Leon Lett, Dallas Cowboys; Jim Burt, NY Giants (Honorable Mention: Charles Haley, Dallas Cowboys)
LB: Lawrence Taylor, NY Giants; Sam Mills, Carolina Panthers; Kevin Greene, Carolina Panthers
CB: Aeneas Williams, St. Louis Rams and Arizona Cardinals; Craig Newsome, Green Bay Packers (Honorable Mentions: Eric Davis, Carolina Panthers; Tyrone Williams, GB Packers)
S: Darren Woodson, Dallas Cowboys; Darren Sharper, GB Packers
K: Chris Boniol, Dallas Cowboys