What a great weekend to forget about the 49ers. The bye gives Niners fans seven more days to rekindle the optimism generated by the three months leading up to last Sunday.
For all the praise Mike Singletary has received — and I have doled out my fair share — he deserves a few lumps for the debacle that was the game against the Falcons. Simply put, after that 45-10 beating, it’s fair to question any progress the 49ers appeared to have made. Read More
The situation is beyond desperate for the Raiders, but it could be salvaged with one move: Bring in John Madden as a supervisor to hire competent NFL people for the front office and a coach who uses systems that work now instead of the 1969 systems Al Davis prefers. Read More
Jon Gruden appears to be the frontrunner in Dan Snyder's offseason search for his seventh coach in 11 seasons. Read More
Raj Mathai, KNTV’s (Ch. 11) Mr. Everything, is doing his usual consistent, good job this year on the local NBC affiliate’s “Sports Sunday Primetime” show which airs every Sunday night following the network’s “Sunday Night Football.” Read More
For decades, the Dallas Cowboys have staked their claim to the title of “America’s Team.” How they came to such a conclusion, considering the legions of football fans who loathe the silver helmet, its blue star and everything associated with the organization, is incomprehensible — but it is what it is.
Tonight, however, I implore every honest, decent, upstanding NFL fan in the United States to come together behind a NEW America’s Team. Read More
A huge part of NFL coverage on Sundays is the pregame shows. I have written about them in the past, but we all must remember things change on a yearly basis. New personalities come into the mix and some analysts get better while others show some slippage. Read More
A little of this, and a lot of that ...
- Suddenly, the powers that be have decided that USC is just the 12th best team in the nation, rather than the third, which they decreed last week prior to the Trojans’ loss to unranked Washington. And still no one sees the folly in declaring the top teams in the country before they’ve even played a few games. Read More
Some quotes and notes from around the NFL last week:
- From Boomer Esiason, the talented analyst from the CBS “NFL Today Show” on stoic Browns coach Eric Mangini: “This guy can take the fun out of a 10-year-old’s birthday party with Big Bird.” You are correct Boomer, Mangini needs to chill and realize players are humans, not robots. Read More
I simply can’t imagine what Mike Singletary can do for an encore this afternoon against the Seahawks.
The guy who doesn’t want to be the Niners’ story this year made as good a coaching move as there was last Sunday with 1:32 left in the third quarter and his defense reeling. Burning a timeout to bring the team together for a sideline refresher course is nowhere to be found in the handbook NFL coaches play out of. Read More