On Thursday, Jacksonville Jaguars linebacker Telvin Smith talked about how this week’s game against the San Francisco 49ers was a “hat-and-t-shirt” week type of game. If the Jaguars win or the Tennessee Titans lose to the Los Angeles Rams, Jacksonville clinches the AFC South, which brings with it the division champ t-shirt and hat. He could also mean they’re taking it easy in practice this week, but that seems unlikely.
Either way, someone told Reuben Foster about it on Friday after practice. You can watch him talking about it above, but he makes a comment about how maybe the 49ers will just have to take off those hats and t-shirts.
I’m guessing Foster is not the only 49er to hear about the Smith’s comments. I often wonder if bulletin board material is an overrated concept, but I can see how a team or some players might be able to take disrespect (real or perceived) and turn it into a little something extra. The team is showing motivation is not a problem. Win or lose, they have fought to the end, so I am not worried about that. But facing one of the best teams in the league, I certainly would not turn down a little something extra!