Well, we are avoiding the major injuries in this grueling preseason. But we aren’t avoiding the nagging injuries. The laundry list of dings and doinks include:
TE George Kittle (shoulder) — week-to-week
RB Matt Breida (shoulder) — week-to-week
DL Arik Armstead (hamstring) — week-to-week
RB Jerock McKinnon (calf) — rest this week, reevaluate next week
CB K’Waun Williams (ankle) — rest this week, reevaluate next week
LB Malcolm Smith (hamstring) — rest this week, reevaluate next week
OT Garry Gilliam (concussion) — day-to-day
DL Solomon Thomas (concussion) — day-to-day
LB Eli Harold (knee) — day-to-day
Edge Jeremiah Attaochu (groin) — day-to-day
WR Max McCaffrey (foot) — day-to-day
Limited: TE Cole Wick (knee), LB Brock Coyle (hip), CB Richard Sherman (hamstring), OG Joshua Garnett (knee), OL J.P. Flynn (knee)
Recovery Day: OL Mike Person
So, we have avoided the big one so far, unlike Washington RB Derrius Guice who tore his ACL after breaking off a nice long run, or SD CB Jason Verrett who tore his achilles right before camp, or Packer linebacker Jake Ryan who tore his knee up to name a few, but our list is pretty long.
The fact that 2 RBs are on the list, starter Jerock McKinnon and Matt Brieda, prompted us to sign Alfred Morris. Yeah, he’s a bit long in the tooth, but he’s not here to take over the workload, he'[s here to be a body in the backfield for the next 3 games while the starters heal up. Unless things change fore the worse. McKinnon is a bit worrisome as we paid him a shit-ton of money to be on the field, not as a situational back, so his health and availability is of paramount importance. Breida was a nice surprise last year, and this signing throws shade on Joe Williams, but at this point we simply need the bodies.
Also, shout out to John Brodie, who is celebrating his 83rd birthday today. A real tough son of a bitch on and off the field. He endured the slings and arrows of a drunken Kezar stadium crowd for years and years to win the MFL MVP in 1970, and lead the 49ers to the playoffs three straight years. He played, and won on the Seniors Tour in golf, and was a successful announcer for a few years as well.
He suffered a major stroke in 2000 and was told he couldn’t walk or talk again. He is now however, doing both. Brodie certainly was an epically tragic figure in my early sports days as he was the QB when I started watching games, and his stirring comeback in 1972 to come off the bench and lead the 49ers into the playoffs with two 4th quarter touchdowns to beat the Vikings 21-17 is one of my all-time favorite events that I saw live.
Brodie in action . . . This game is the one I was at. This put us into the playoff in 1972. Brodie’s last great season. Crazy.
Good shit chuck- I love watching the Niners of those years. Watching it now the game looks slower than today’s and I am sure that it is. Even Tarkenton looked slow and I know that he wasn’t. However, they were some tough son of a guns.
Thanks for that video Chuck ! Those were my first years as a niner fan ! Great to see Brodie and the gold rush go up against Tarkenton and the purple gang !
Anybody besides me excited to get Alfred Morris ? He was only 28 in last year and 2017 was only his sixth season ! In those 6 seasons he ‘s racked up 5,500 yards and two pro bowls ! He also adds some size to the RB mix at 222 lbs !
Mildly optimistic. Rob???? He’s good insurance at this point. Thing is, who will he replace? Williams isn’t blowing anyone away, so Morris for Williams works fine. I just hope we don’t depend on him to be our featured back. Otherwise we blew a ton on KcKinnon.
Some pics from the Niner Dallas preseason game courtesy of !2th. Great seats, dude!
Goodwin and Sherman
Sherman and company
HBD John Brodie! Also one of my favorite 49ers. Glad to hear he’s still alive and kicking.
Great pics 12th. Ricky Watters was another favorite of mine. Talented dude.
Should have paid the man John. Steve Young lobbied hard to keep him, I’m convinced that cost the Niners a back to back SB.
I think Morris is a good signing. Shanahan knows him and told him he’ll have a full shot to make the team. He is good insurance, but I believe he still has some gas left in the tank. He runs hard and that’s about all you can ask for. I’d like to see the damn injuries start to slow down. They’ve really dodged some bullets so far.
Shout out to Ricky for sporting the BB King Tee too 😀
One of my all time Blues FAVES…..RIP
Loved him as a player. He is really cool as a person, very friendly and accomodating.
Yeah, always liked Rickey Watters. Seems like a fun guy to hang with.
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