Good morning everyone. I am running a little late on this, but I'll try and get as many links as I can. As always, feel free to include anything I missed. Over the past few days, I have done everything in my power to stay away from the sports media. Because every time I think about the last two games I just get a really bad combination of angry and depressed. Outside of complaining in the moment, I tend to think complaining about officiating is pointless because in the end, the number of bad calls usually regress to the mean. Through three games that does not seem to be the case, so In my book, complaining is fair game. Even from someone like Anquan Boldin who royally screwed up on Sunday.
Talking about officiating is depressing, but the football that has been played outside of the first quarter has also been pretty depressing. I really think officiating ties into the second half struggles, the defense being forced to stay on the field and all. But that does not explain why the offense has been so terrible. Why does Kap look like a superstar in one half, then so mediocre the next? I honestly do not know, but everyone seems to have their own theories. Anyways, lets get to those links.
Niners Lead NFL In Penalties (Scout)
Purdy: Case of 49ers' Ray McDonald needs resolution (Mercury News)