Morgan Out; Gore Misses Practice


WR Josh Morgan will miss this Sunday’s match-up against the Rams with a groin injury. With fellow WR Arnaz Battle also ruled out for Sunday the 49ers will be thin at a position already receding. Now’s the time for Bryant Johnson to step-up and show why the 49ers signed him in the off-season. We might see a heavy dose of Jason Hill, who doubled his career receptions total Monday, and rookie Dominique Zeigler who was moved up from the practiced squad last week.

Frank Gore missed yesterdays practiced but is scheduled to play on Sunday. If Gore is out, than Football God’s help us all.

Mike Martz took some blame for the confusion in the closing seconds on Monday night saying he should not have tried sending in a different package while telling Shaun Hill to spike the ball. I guess he forgot Hill was only starting his third game of his career. What I do not get is him saying he thought the ball would be placed on the 1-yardline instead of the 3-yardline after the refs review. He said he would have put in Gore and called a different play. Really, this is your excuse? I would not expect that from a former head coach and seasoned offensive coordinator. He has a head set right? I am sure there were coaches in the booth letting him know where the ball would probably be placed after the review. He has ears right? I think Martz was the only one in the stadium to not hear where the ball would be spotted. At least that is his excuse. Either way a run to Michael Robinson no matter where the ball was going to be placed was a horrible call. I think Martz was just surprised the 49ers were actually in position to win a game in the closing seconds. Looks like the whole team felt that way too.

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  • FaithfulMeister

    Niners Overs Rams 35-16. Well done! The Niners finally do in a weak Rams and mistake-prone, Jacksonless team. Nonetheless, we’ll take the win and rejoice for a change. Good moves in having Gore run, spelled by Robinsons and Foster, gives more of a multi-dimensional offense. Jason Hill and Josh Morgan (when healthy) need to be the starters, although Bryant Johnson finally stepped up a bit. Secondary also came together yesterday. Defense showed some gaps in the second half, though, and still need to eliminate those two fumbles and penalties. But finally, an overall solid effort. Congrats!