He is TE not a reciever! He doesn't run very many sideline routes so he is not use to tapping his feet. Especially the way the Niners use him, even though he goes out like a reciever he rarely leaves the middle of the field. I know a he should know this a pro but if you don't do something very often you can forget the proper way to do it and be more seceptible to having mental lapses.
He made a mistake and I'm sure if you ask him or if he gets asked he will own up and say he was not use to being in that situation and didn't do the right the thing. I'm sure he will work and the part of his game. It didn't look to me like he was not giving his full effort in this game. The guy has been lights out for us this year, he has been working on his game and it defintely shows. He was having alot of drops before this year. So he has been staying after most practices by himself this year and taking catches from the machine (sorry I don't know the name) at close range to improve his hands. That doesn't sound like a guy not giving his full effort.
It looks like he has dropped the me first attitude and got on board with Singeltary's program. Give the guy a break he leads the league in TD's, he is also one of the best blocking TE in the league. What more do you want from the guy? He is only human and it is possible he just f*cked up one time in this game! That's not too bad considering the multiple mistakes some other players and coaches on the Niners are making. He defintely made up for by scoring a TD.
As far as the penalty goes it was Morgan like so many people have stated already. What's he going to do b*tch slap him and make him stop?
And like Morgan said they have celebrated like this before and didn't draw a penalty. That is why they did it thinking nothing of it. Even Singletary said that that call was too much. He was actually smiling on the sideline after the penalty, but after the Colts got 3 he wasn't smiling.
So stop looking for little thing to nitpick the best TE end in the NFL so far this year. The guy is finally reaching his potential and it's not enough, he needs to be perfect!
He did not give the game away for us, but you blame him when there is plenty more blame to go around like the play calling and the O-line. He actually helped us greatly by scoring a TD in the last minute of the half against the 6th ranked pass defense. It's funny when you don't like somebody how you can find something wrong with them no matter how well they are doing.
[ Edited by Ramp19Stoner on Nov 3, 2009 at 00:39:43 ]