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Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Bitter Sweet

      Last night was a huge win for the niners, helping us keep pace in the west with the rams and the seahawks. A big win like that didnt come without its own set backs though. Last nights dominating performance was great to watch dispite one thing, Frank Gores season ending injury. While the defense played lights out and we gained 200+ yards on the ground in  a comfortable win over the Arizona Cardinals Frank Gore was forced to watch from the sidelines after breaking his right hip on the opening series. Sadly Gore was placed on IR and his very productive season is over with him just 147 yards away from his 5th 1,000 yard season in a row. Gore had 52 yards on 5 carries on the opening drive alone and in my opinion with his skill set well on his way to breaking the single game yards rushing mark. The O line was on fire opening massive holes for him to jet threw. But the unfortunate injury hampered any hopes of Gore returning to the game. The bright spots though, if you can really call them that with a huge blow like this, was Brian Westbrook stepping up after limited PT this season and having a great game proving to everyone he still got some left in the tank and should fill in for Gore nicely. But on the same note Westbrook isnt the youngest player and has had an injury problem of his own in the recent past and only having the talented but unexperienced rookie Anthony Dixon backing him up the niners decided to promote RB DeShawn Wynn from the practice squad. The 7th round pick out of Florida by the Green Bay Packers four years ago is a hefty 5-11 232 lbs and can be used as a hammer to wear down the defense between the tackles as Westbrook is a smaller quicker back best used on the edge and in space.

      In other injury news WR Dominique Zeigler suffered a torn left ACL and was also placed on IR. And kicker Shane Andrus was waived today after a shaky at best performance last night. With a few spots open after moving these players around the Niners promoted safety Chris Maragos from the practice squad in attempts to bulster our lackluster secondary before going up against the Green Bay Packers who rank at the top of the league in passing offense.

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