The other day, Fooch put out a post regarding a podcast Kyle Shanahan was a guest on. During that, Shanahan made comment that his son thinks 49ers rookie linebacker Reuben Foster plays like The Waterboy.
Oh, don’t even ask if that nickname is sticking—that name is STICKING. But we’ll need Kyle Shanahan’s help.
First, Shanahan will need to make sure he can provide Foster with ample “tackling fuel”. Perhaps he tells Foster Alabama sucks and LSU is better. Maybe Foster imagines Russell Wilson as somebody from the Combine and stands at the presnap telling Wilson “I’m sick of this combine.”
Foster will need to “visualize and attack” if he wants to live up to this nickname. I have no problem knowing that he can do what his favorite wrestler (Is it John Cena?
The Big Show Captain Insano?) does to the bad guy.
And what about Shanahan? He’s better than Coach Klein, he’s a non-traumatized Coach Klein. He’s got the plays the opposition doesn’t know what’s coming. Even better, he doesn’t have some stupid green notebook where he keeps them. So we don’t have to worry about him spending a season getting his mojo back. Shanahan is Coach Klein and Coach Beaulieu rolled into one massive mind.
Reuben Foster is The Waterboy. And if you don’t understand any of the above, go watch The Waterboy. Right now. Or, just watch this clip. Foster brings high quality H20 to the 49ers.
Here’s your links:
Niners' 53-man roster projection features new faces at almost every position (ESPN)
Jim Harbaugh hires ex-49ers executive Tom Gamble at Michigan (Pro Football Talk)
49ers Defense: Top Training Camp Competitons (Maiocco)
Niners Confident Reuben Foster Can Make an Impact (Williams)
49ers enter training camp with few questions at offensive line (ESPN)
49ers training camp preview: Longshots at safety (Barrows)