DETROIT, MI - OCTOBER 16: Alex Smith #11 of the San Francisco 49ers drops back for a pass during a NFL game against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field on October 16, 2011 in Detroit, Michigan. The 49ers won 25-19 (Photo by Dave Reginek/Getty Images)
There wasn't a whole hell of a lot out there to read as of 7 PM on Sunday night, other than reactions to the Jim Harbaugh handshake scandal, so I tried to include some other stuff too. Props to San Fran for getting a big win this weekend.
Charlie Sheen has Tiger blood; Aaron Curry has Raiders blood | Raiders Silver and Black Blog | an SFGate.com blog - Besides getting a crash course in the playbook the last 24 hours, new Raiders linebacker Aaron Curry — whose brother Eric Barton played linebacker for Oakland from 1999-2003 – is getting plenty of lessons in Raiders history, tradition and catch phrases. "Eric’s way more excited than I am," Curry said. "I’m excited, and he’s like over-the-mountain excited. He’s like, I mean, ‘When can I come up? Where can I stay? I’ll be there tomorrow. I’ll see you tomorrow. What’s the defense look like? Tell the coaches I say hey.’ … He’s going to tell me all about Raider football, and I’m also excited about that, to actually have the history in my blood."
Rapid Reaction: 49ers 25, Lions 19 - NFC West Blog - ESPN - Thoughts on the San Francisco 49ers' 25-19 victory over the previously unbeaten Detroit Lions at Ford Field in Week 6:
The Best of Grantland for the week of October 9 - Grantland
A look at some of our best pieces from the past week
It's feeling like a special season for 49ers - NFC West Blog - ESPN - Nine words from San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh said it all Sunday. "I feel like something special is really brewing here," he said.
Don't sleep on the 49ers | National Football Post - Some quick notes on the Niners after their 25-19 win in Detroit. I haven’t written a lot on Jim Harbaugh’s football team, but after watching their physical brand of football today, you can’t deny the 5-1 start. Time to give them some much deserved hype.
Coaches nearly come to blows after 49ers-Lions game | Seattle Seahawks & NFL News - seattlepi.com - "I went to congratulate coach Harbaugh and got shoved out of the way," Schwartz said. "I didn’t expect an obscenity at that point. Obviously, when you win a game like that, you are excited, but there is a protocol that goes with this league." Harbaugh took the blame after the game. "That’s totally on me," Harbaugh said. "I shook his hand too hard."
Quinton Coples (DE, North Carolina) vs Miami " Seahawks Draft Blog - Last week I argued that Quinton Coples (DE, UNC) was over rated. He’s universally graded as a top ten pick, something I cannot agree with. What position will he play at the next level?
Seahawks look better than expected (but not good enough) | ProFootballTalk - Season-changing win Seattle’s Week Five win in New York changed the early complexion of the Seahawks season. Instead of looking like "Suck for Luck" sweepstakes entrants, Seattle may just be a steadily improving young team.