“Colin (Kaepernick) scrambles out of bounds, you get the personal foul play. You talk about launching, you talk about a clothesline to the neck area when our quarterback is 6-7 feet out of bounds… I was kind of struck.
I looked at it with my own eyes, I could see two punches thrown to Joe’s (Staley) head. Well, one punch and one open slap. If you’re going to go to the face, come with some knuckles.
I think that young man (Clay Matthews) works hard on being a tough guy, he’ll have some repairing to do to his image after the slap. All in all, there were a lot of things going on in that stretch. That certainly was a cheap shot.”
Move over, Leon Lett! You’re off the hook, Phil Luckett! Because the biggest bonehead Thanksgiving move now belongs to Detroit Lions coach Jim Schwartz, who threw a challenge flag on a controversial Houston touchdown. Only he forgot that all scoring plays are automatically reviewed, so his challenge was illegal, and the Lions were penalized 15 yards. Oh, and the play was ineligible for review, so the touchdown stood.
Schwartz will now be best known for this game and last year’s handshake dust-up with Jim Harbaugh. That confrontation happened after a Detroit touchdown where Harbaugh threw the red flag, and was also penalized. Schwartz laughed and yelled, "Know the rules!", then Harbaugh “accidentally” slapped Schwartz hard on the back after the game. Jim Schwartz forgot the rules at the worst possible time, and Detroit has lost their tenth straight Thanksgiving game.
"I don’t think there was ever a question there. I think it’s just a lot of gobble, gobble turkey. Just gobble, gobble, gobble turkey from jive turkey gobblers. That paints a pretty good picture of it."
“Trent Baalke laid low, he did the research, Jim Harbaugh threw with Peyton Manning. They didn’t get in the front pages. They know that they are the best answer for Peyton Manning. They know they have the best defense in the league to offer. They know they have the offensive weapons. They know they have Jim Harbaugh. They know all the pieces in place for Peyton Manning. It is the best opportunity for Peyton Manning. They knew it, and they waited for the wannabes to exhaust themselves, and then they came in right at the end, and that’s why I think they’ll probably land him at this point.
I know Peyton Manning is looking for a team to join now and win a division now and go to the Super Bowl now. That’s the San Francisco 49ers.”