In a strangely candid moment, Greg Roman told the media Tuesday that Anthony Dixon would make the team. That means Rock Cartwright most likely won’t. It makes sense, I suppose, if you get your fingers in there for some careful fondling. Dixon has second string value, backing up Brandon Jacobs and possibly FB Bruce Miller. But Cartwright only has fourth string value, backing up LaMichael James, who backs up Kendall Hunter, who backs up Frank Gore. And everybody seems to like old “Boobie.”
496 NFL hopefuls were axed on Monday. 704 will be axed on Friday. That’s a lot of guys going home to momma.
I probably should wish them well and commiserate, but in all honesty, I don’t give a crap.
I suppose this means I have issues. Which is why I like the blogs, because I can hang out with other people who have issues.
In other who gives a shit news, the final exhibition game is tonight, against our yearly preseason foe, the San Diego Chargers. This is the annual opportunity to give Norv Turner the finger, for sabotaging Mike Nolan and the 2007 49er season. Then again, Nolan and his successor are both gone and Jim Harbaugh is here, so maybe we should wave at Norv and say thank you!
While having issues and taking issue are two different meat wagons, they both collide on the streets of Harbaugh. Fans love their coach and yet hate his choice for QB. That is taking issue, and getting an issue, for how can they pan his judgment after last year’s stunning success?
Freud would be pulling on his beard and beading his little eyeballs if he were around today and rooted for the Niners. In fact, he himself would have issues. To rah rah rah, or peer peer peer. To scrutinize or fanaticize.
This football fanning can be a tough racket. For some fans, anyway. For others, the lobotomy approach works great. Either way. All in or all out. No angst. No issues.
And none of us should have any issues in the San Diego game about our backup safeties. They are scary ordinary. It would be nice to see them do well in the game, but it would also be nice not to see them at all. Safeties only appear on screen when they make an interception or blow coverage on a pass play. I think the odds of seeing the negative visual far surpass the odds for a positive blinktoid.
The game will be going up against the Republican National Convention, so some fans might have a tough time choosing which broadcast they’d prefer boring themselves to sleep with. Fans who choose the convention, will be guilty of poor taste will have to rely on the excellent, unbiased reportage available on this site tomorrow morning. Maybe. Barring any last minute commitment, responsibility, or performance anxiety issues which might arise.