Originally posted by smashmouth51:
On KNBR Rod Brooks was making excuses for the O-Line. He said that they are working on their Seattle game plan in practice and don't give a crap about the preseason games. So how come the other O-lines are prepping too but they go out and make an above average showing?
Yeah that's total BS. If they "didn't care" then why would Staley be so visibly pissed. There is something seriously wrong with the OL.
Joe Staley may be the most gregarious, loose, fun-loving guy on the 49ers. (Anthony Dixongives him a run for his money). Walk into the locker room on any given day, and you're likely to find Staley singing a Billy Joel song at the top of his lungs and urging his teammates to join in.
Today Staley was in a different mood. His arms were alternately folded tightly across his chest or he was tapping the side of his leg in annoyance. He said he couldn't wait to hit the practice field this afternoon.
"We watched the film this morning and we're very disgusted with what we saw on the offensive line," he said of the offensive line's performance against Houston Saturday. "And our coach challenged us, and we challenged ourselves (to) come out and have a really great week of practice and a really great game. We've got to get going. The season's upon us. We've got to play a lot better than that."
Staley acknowledged that he didn't do much film work on Connor Barwin, his scourge Saturday, but he didn't want that as an excuse. "Just got beat," Staley said. "Got to get better. I got beat. I'm not going to give you any excuses. I played terrible."
Read more: http://blogs.sacbee.com/49ers/archives/2011/08/staley-the-seasons-upon-us-weve-got-to-play-a-lot-better.html#ixzz1WSima5g7