Things are pretty brutal right now for the San Francisco 49ers, and they are not exactly looking up for some of the recently removed members of the team. On Sunday, Washington tight end Derek Carrier injured his knee, and on Monday, the team announced that he suffered a torn ACL and MCL. The timing of the injury likely will cost him a sizable chunk of the 2016 season.
The Indianapolis Colts lost their second straight game on Sunday, losing to Jacksonville Jaguars 51-16. The Colts are now 6-7, but still tied with the Houston Texans atop the putrid AFC South. Frank Gore has rushed for 762 yards, but is averaging a career-low 3.6 yards per carry, and has yet to break 100 yards in a game this season (he had 98 in Week 5). He currently ranks No. 15 on the all-time rushing list, and is 239 yards back of Thurman Thomas for No. 14 on the all-time rushing leaderboard. The Colts can cut him after this season, but would only save $1 million, and carry a $3 million dead money hit due to a roster bonus guarantee.
And then there's Vernon Davis. He put together a solid performance on Sunday in the Broncos loss to the Raiders (7 receptions, 74 yards), but the only thing people will remember from the game is going to be this horrible drop on 4th and 5. If Vernon catches this ball, the Broncos have a 1st and 10 near the Raiders 40. Instead, they turned the ball over on downs. They got the ball one more time at their own 8-yard line, but turned it over on downs at their own 21.
James Brady put together two GIFs of the drop to show just how bad it is. Vernon's probably still going to be playing in the playoffs next month, but I don't think anybody is remotely surprised by this drop.
Vernon drop - Angle 1
Vernon drop - Angle 2