Well, the Giants limped out of O Canada! with their collective tail between their legs, the Warriors were beaten down like Kinky Friedman in Texas on Tuesday, and the Sharkies produced no offense in their loss to the LAKings.
Where do we go from here? I guess we’ll see soon enough. The Giants get to the top of their semi-resurgent pitching staff with Matty the horse going up against Colorado, the Dubs back at their Oracle home, and the Sharks? Well, if they can figure out Mike Quick nd score, hey maybe they’ll get one in LA.
The deal being, the Dubs are on the brink of elimination. They need this one to extend the series to 7. If they can do that, well, all bets are off. They need to be the aggressors and out-energy the Spurs. The Dubs are younger, faster, and more athletic. They MUST show that. And the backcourt duo of Curry and Thompson MUST hit some shots. Thompson especially has been off his game these last 2. They have been sagging on him more than at the start, but still they need to get him better looks.
The Giants? For all their recent woes north of the border (mercifully it was noly a 2 game series), they are still in 1st place. Vogie is the big worry in the starting rotation. The Sharks? Lose and they become another Shark team that reached the playoffs and failed to make the grade. 9 years running.
Niners news? Weeeeeeeeeell, the Niners signed Jason Schleper, FB to round out the 90-man roster. Woo hoo. Other than that, the past and current BIn some kind of news, the dog-house occupier A.J. Jenkins apparently did fullfill his duties in working out this iffseason. I say iffseason because his status as a 49er will be real iffy if he comes in slow and stupid again. He worked with Kappy and fellow Niner WR Ricardo Lockette on strength and speed training in Atl for 6 weeks following the Super Bowl. Neither of which AJ had apparently.
The point being, the #3 WR spot is wide open after Crabs and French Bread (Bouldin) take the top 2 spots. Manningham and KW are both coming off devastating injuries and don’t look to be realy for training camp, let alone the regular season. Lockette may end up back on the PS and snagged, but there are a lot of candidates out there. AJ better be up to speed physically and mentally. The Niners carried 6 WRs last year, and they have 11 now. Hall, Hastings, Chuck Jacobs, and Moore look to be cut, with only Hastings being PS eligible. Lockette could squeak in depending on how the injured guys recover. Of the injured guys, KW would be the candidate to get the onto the dreaded PUP list. That would leave Crabs, Bread, AJ, Gen Patton, Lockette, and Manningham.