The 49ers will be having OTAs this week, Tuesday through Thursday. It’s my duty to report these things, even if all of you could care less.
There was a time these spring practices were informative, even festive. But those days have moved to Kansas City.
So far this offseason, we’ve learned that AJ Jenkins is going to be wide open this year, Ricardo Lockette has the potential to be wide open this year, Eric Reid will not let anyone be wide open this year, the competition for second string quarterback is going to be wide open this year, and Patrick Willis’ fly is going to be wide open this year. Needless to say, the veracity of these learnings is wide open to interpretation.
One player who will not be joining the wide bandwagon is Anquan Boldin, who prefers to be narrow open. Sounds a little thin on savvy, but how can you knock a guy with an SB ring? At our expense, no less.
The race is on this year to be the first $20,000,000 quarterback to actually win a Super Bowl. Newly enshrined 20 millers Tony Romo and Joe Flacco will be joined by perennial overpaiders Peyton Manning, Tom Brady, Aaron Rodgers, and Drew Brees. Five of these fellows won SBs before they got too much money, but none has won since crossing the DOLLAR threshhold. Can anyone name the QB from above that got paid even though he hasn’t won a SB? Can anyone NOT name this party crasher?
The 49ers have once again reached the level where most of the teams they face are beaten as soon as the team comes out of the tunnel and onto the playing field. Unfortunately, they only play five games this year against these pre-shrunk opponents. The other eleven games will be, you guessed it, wide open affairs.
If the team goes .500 in the contested games, they’ll reach 10.5 victories this year. Good enough for a wild card ticket, but not likely good enough to win the NFC West.
Skeebers Skeeberton Skeebaroni, reporting for Wide World of Sports.