After another brutal loss, the 49ers have a short week to turn around and get ready for the also struggling Chicago Bears. On the one hand that's a bad thing because the 49ers are rather banged up coming off the loss to Tennessee. On the other hand, one would like to hope a short week will allow them to quickly forget yesterday's ugliness. In the end what do I know though, right?
It's not too difficult to surmise what most of today's links are about. However, I would like to point to the third link for the San Jose Mercury News. A couple weeks ago Vernon Davis and some other players visited with a 13-year old in Houston prior to the Texans game. Unfortunately, the young man passed away this past Friday. Obviously it puts football in perspective. Vernon Davis issued a statement:
"I can’t begin to explain what meeting Joseph meant to me," Davis said in a statement released by the 49ers. "He was a great kid with an amazing spirit. I am still wearing the bracelet he gave me.
"I really want him to know that the short time we spent together meant as much to me as I’m sure it did to him. I am truly sorry to see him go so early in his life, but I know that he is in a better place. My thoughts and prayers go out to Joseph and his family."
Gary Peterson: Did Alex Smith regress in the 49ers loss to the Titans? (SJ Mercury News)
Tim Kawakami: 49ers fight to stay positive after loss to Titans (SJ Mercury News)
49ers-Titans notes: Davis mourns loss of biggest fan (SJ Mercury News)
49ers tight end Vernon Davis shows practice habits in NFL Network video (SJ Mercury News)
Hill replaces struggling Bruce (Maiocco)
Painful loss for the 49ers (Maiocco)
Niners drop the ball (Maiocco)
Maiocco's Live game chat (Maiocco)
Points of the Game: Titans (49ers.com)
Week Nine Blog: 49ers vs. Titans (49ers.com)
Turnovers Hurt 49ers in 34-27 Loss (49ers.com)
Niner Insider : The stud of postgame (SFGate.com)
Niner Insider : 49ers-Titans (SFGate.com)
Niner Insider : 49ers-Titan Part 2 (SFGate.com)
Johnson, Young rally Titans (SFGate.com)
Strange reversals of fortune (SFGate.com)
49ers Blog and Q&A: 49ers-Titans in game (Barrows)
Wrap-up: Titans 34, 49ers 27 (Sando - ESPN.com)
Johnson, Young rally Titans (Yahoo! Sports)