Good morning everyone. I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving, whether you celebrate the holiday or not. If you do, I hope the food was delicious and the drink even better, and if you don't, well I hope you had a great day as well. I usually eat a bunch but I was working yesterday, myself, covering those football games.
Seeing the Dallas Cowboys humiliated on Thanksgiving is a favorite tradition of mine and Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers did not disappoint. Dallas looked as lost as ever last night and it felt great to watch it, though I hate to see Tony Romo injured. I delight when he has silly fumbles and throws back-to-back interceptions to Luke Kuechly, but it's not fun to see a good dude (or most people) get hurt.
The final game on the day was alright -- I'm always happy to see the Green Bay Packers lose. I heard the first game was REALLY CLOSE and not at all a blowout, but I didn't watch it. Anyway ... the San Francisco 49ers will play the Arizona Cardinals next and that's scary. I don't feel good about that. Onto your links for the day.
Brooks, Hyde sit out 49ers' Thanksgiving Day practice (Maiocco)
Alex Smith "shocked" by Kaepernick developments (Maiocco)
On 49ers: Five thoughts about Colin Kaepernick's future (Barrows)
One thing each NFL team can be thankful for on Thanksgiving (PFF)
Mike Iupati expects to be "emotional" in first game against 49ers (ESPN)
Former Raiders LB Armstrong claimed by 49ers (Inman)
Gabbert focuses on fixing 49ers' red-zone issues (Maiocco)
Tyrann Mathieu: Blaine Gabbert a "better option" for 49ers than Colin Kaepernick (Gutierrez)