Originally posted by Marvin49:
Originally posted by cciowa:
Originally posted by jreff22:
agree. if he misses the whole year i would not be shocked. some things are bigger than football
Agree on most points. Still think aldon sits a game or two.
This is bigger than football...and THAT'S why I think he'll be back soon.
The last thing they want is to sit Aldon and give him a ton of free time. If he disengages with the team he is more likely to relapse into his old behavior.
If he's around the team and the coaches every day he has to be accountable and will have more focus. Having him skip the season doesn't do him any good. People keep saying that he should stay away...and do what exactly?
He needs to be around the team. He needs to be engaged.
Actually, the answer is really "it depends". He needs to be in rehab for as long as he needs to be in rehab, and that should come first. The worst thing for him is to rush through a program too quickly and get thrown to the wolves. Interestingly, the Cincinnati Reds (i think) and then the Texas Rangers both hired chaporone's to help turn things around for Josh Hamilton, perhaps an option here. Smith also needs to learn how to take care of himself financially and start getting counselling there. Players forget they need to plan for retirement using big dollars from relatively few earning years. Blowing money on Ferrari's you then smash up isn't going to last.
- Football wise, I was really impressed by what I saw from Colin Kaepernick yesterday. He was being decisive with the football, throwing into tight coverage successfully, choosing to use his legs when it was appropriate and he seemed to be more comfortable in the pocket. Hopefully this game allows him to turn a corner and get out of the funk he's been in.
- When Vance MacDonald is creating more problems in the opponents secondary then your starting #2 WR, you have serious issues. This team could really use a TY Hilton type of receiver.
- The d-line didn't have an overly effective day for my tastes. Pressure was late consistently which forced them to blitz a lot more than usual and Tennessee was able to average just under 5 ypc. There are cracks showing on the dline.
- the o-line had trouble generating push in the ground game.
- Boldin and Davis continue to hold down the fort with excellent efforts.
- Brock is really playing well. He is not getting beat often. Though the occasional big play is inevitable, i like how he always seems to be in on the play with the WR downfield, forcing a great play on the wr to make the catch. He is picking up where Rogers is faultering a bit.
[ Edited by bzborow1 on Oct 21, 2013 at 10:29 AM ]