The OTAs came and went last week, causing nary a ripple in the news stream of our lives. The 49ers have become a covert operation. We’re going to need a Deep Throat if we ever expect to get any intel out of these guys. Jim Harbaugh probably wishes all the games could be blacked out, too. But, his chance to coach the Raiders never materialized.
So, it should be an excruciating year for the Jimbo, as no less than five games this year will be prime time TV. Nearly one-third of the schedule cruelly exposed to the ENEMY. They’re out there. Everywhere. Peeping little fellows with notebooks, chalkboards, and iPads. STEALING OUR STUFF!
Hmmm. Or maybe the whole country takes one look at the nine guys bunched at the LOS and no WRs on the field and simply deduces: Frank Gore up the middle on this play. Maybe a little to the right, maybe a little to the left. But he’s gonna slam up in there.
I have to feel bad for the beat reporters. They’re used to having real data to stick into their daily posts. But nowadays, they’re just flogging trivial nonsense like we do here all the time. And the Outsider doesn’t even need Press Credentials. God forbid we get a report that AJ Jenkins was NOT WIDE OPEN during a practice!
So, not that it matters, but just to stay informed about what you’re missing, there’s a third three day OTA session beginning this very Monday. Good luck out there fellas, we’ll see you in Training Camp — maybe.
Let’s hope we don’t see them in a mug shot. So far this offseason, sixteen NFL players have been arrested for one thing or another. A couple of them cuffed more than once. Last year, there were 45 guys arrested, with Demarcus Dobbs and Aldon Smith among the detainees.
The Jets, naturally, had the most severe case of a disfunctional player — RB Mike Goodson. This big ol’ dude was signed this offseason to a 6.9 mil contract, then got arrested for gun and drug charges. In addition, he’s had multiple paternity lawsuits and been sued by a jewelry store for not paying a $56,000 bill, and been evicted twice for unpaid rent as well as failing to make car payments. You’re on a roll, Mike. Knock, knock. Anybody home in there? See you soon in Nowhereville. How did that 6.9 mil feel as it slipped through your fingers?