After a week off, the 49ers are still on top

In fact, the 49ers increased their lead across the entire division and they didn’t even play this past weekend, all thanks to the Cardinals, Rams, and Seahawks losing their games.

Seattle Seahawks (2-4) – A new quarterback, but still old problems. They lost to the Cleveland Browns (next up, Niners!) 6-3 in a game that looked more like a baseball score than an NFL game. From Tavaris Jackson to Charlie Whitehurst, the Seahawks are lost. So much for rolling off that playoff season last year.

Arizona Cardinals (1-5) – Larry Fitzgerald can’t throw the ball to himself, guys. You threw your defense away for an unproven quarterback in Kevin Kolb, and where has that gotten you? Patrick Peterson, your top pick cornerback replacement, has been burnt so many times that I’m running out of bread.

St Louis Rams (0-6) – One of the true contenders in the Suck for Luck contest (but let’s be honest, they’d be better off trading the pick away and to stick with Sam Bradford), the hapless Rams are worse off than every other team. They even traded for pro bowl wide receiver Brandon Lloyd, they have an excellent running back in Steven Jackson, and they still can’t put it together. Heck, the New Orleans Saints scored more points on Sunday night than the Rams have scored all year.

No, rest assured, the San Francisco 49ers (5-1) are not only stuck with the inability to draft Andrew Luck next year, but they’ll have to face the Green Bay Packers and likely the Saints in the playoffs. Fortunately however, they’re looking like a lock to win 2nd/3rd in the conference, with a possible first-round bye for the wild card games. The Niners still have to play their divisional rivals twice each, and that’s going to be an easy 6 wins (11 total), plus the Cleveland Browns this weekend (12 wins), and have to face the New York Giants, Pittsburgh Steelers, and Baltimore Ravens. Even if all three of those games are a loss, the 49ers are projected to end with a 12-4 record, which surely will be enough for a top 3 spot.

Six more big NFL trades & acquisitions to discuss

So while I am waiting rather impatiently for Nnamdi Asomugha to announce his decision to create a powerhouse with Darrelle Revis, I have five, in my opinion, rather large player moves in the NFL. Vince Young to the Eagles (to backup Michael Vick), Chad Ochocinco to the Patriots, Darren Sproles to the Saints, Kevin Kolb to the Cardinals, Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie to the Eagles, Sidney Rice to the Seahawks.

First off, the 2005 Heisman Trophy runner-up (losing to Reggie bush), ex-Titan, Vince Young.  Continue reading “Six more big NFL trades & acquisitions to discuss” Six more big NFL trades &…

Who will be throwing the ball for the Niners next season?

With questions regarding who will be under center next season for the 49ers, I decided to hear your thoughts.

San Francisco has announced that the next starting quarterback is not on the roster. Alex and Troy Smith have not solidified their right to be a starter next season, and the 49ers have the 7th overall pick in the 2011 draft with a new head coach out of a successful college coaching career.

Vernon Davis stated he would not mind catching balls from either Kyle Orton (being replaced by Tim Tebow on the Broncos) or Donovan McNabb (being replaced by anybody on the Redskins). With Michael Vick going off the hinges this year, Kevin Kolb is available from the Eagles. Then there’s the possibility of Matt Leinart, released by the Cardinals, having a chance.

What do you think? Vote below — you can select up to two options.

Who will be the next 49er Quarterback? (select two)

  • Kevin Kolb from the Eagles (36%, 10 Votes)
  • They'll take someone from the draft (32%, 9 Votes)
  • They'll end up staying with a Smith (Alex or Troy) (32%, 9 Votes)
  • Donovan McNabb from the Redskins (14%, 4 Votes)
  • Kyle Orton from the Broncos (7%, 2 Votes)
  • Matt Leinart from the Cardinals (7%, 2 Votes)

Total Voters: 28

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