Hey, whaddya know? There are more members of the San Francisco 49ers talking about the New York Giants. This time it comes by way of offensive tackle Joe Staley, who suggested the 26-3 loss suffered to Big Blue in week six of this season was merely because his team "just wasn't on."
"We just weren't on that game, Staley said. "I think it was a learning experience, it was still early in the season, we were still trying to get an identity as an offense as to who we were. It was a game we kind of put to bed pretty quickly. They could have replaced everybody on offense after that game."
Naturally it had nothing to do with the Giants playing better than the 49ers that day, it was just merely a case of San Francisco being off their game. Right.
Granted, Staley's comments aren't nearly as bad as some of the excuses we've heard from other 49ers players, and yes, this is a partial product of questions they are being asked, but the NFC Champions have spent an awful lot of their first week in New Orleans talking about the Giants. First it was Frank Gore, then Mario Manningham and more recently, Kyle Williams.
At this point, everyone gets it. The 49ers are great. The Giants are lucky. You're going to show them this time. Rah rah. But perhaps, and this is just coming out of left field, the 49ers should pay more attention to the Baltimore Ravens and a little less attention to the New York Giants.
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