Happy Friday night to everybody. The week is over, and we're two days away from the San Francisco 49ers Week 10 matchup with the New Orleans Saints. I thought I would put together an open thread as we head into the weekend.
Some people have been feeling fairly miserable about Sunday's game, and it is not surprising given the 49ers recent struggles. However, over the course of the week, I've found ways to remind myself that it could always be worse. Twice this week, someone has tweeted out something about favorite quarterbacks. The folks at esurance are doing some promotional thing with the 49ers, and it resulted in this tweet on Wednesday:
On Friday, NFL Network's Daniel Jeremiah tweeted this out:
I was a little bored on both days, and decided to entertain myself. I sent out the following two tweets:
Cody Pickett MT @MoveTheSticks: Who's the gold standard at the QB position?— Niners Nation (@NinersNation) November 7, 2014
When people talk about bad 49ers quarterbacks, there are plenty of awful ones, but for some reason, Cody Pickett is the first to pop into my mind. He spent two seasons in the NFL, and actually started two games for the 49ers. In 2005, he started a game against the New York Giants, and was 12 of 21 for 102 yards and an interception. A week later, he started against the Chicago Bears and was 1 of 13 for 78 yards and an interception. I also believe that he played some special teams at one point or another during one or both of those games. Whatever the case, Pickett never quarterbacked again after that second game.
I don't know why, but Cody Pickett is just my go-to bad 49ers quarterback. The best part about the first esurance tweet was that it resulted in a bunch of tweets at myself and esurance with bad 49ers quarterbacks. I wish I had access to older pictures, but I don't, so we're stick with Trent Dilfer's mug up top. Here are a few of the tweets: