Abandoning ship for the opportunity to soak in 60 degree November days and occasionally whipping out that speedo he’d been looking to show off but couldn’t in our Nation’s Capital, former Fox 5 personality Dave Feldman returned yesterday—sorta.
Now with CSN Bay Area, Feldy joined “The Drive with Cooley & Czabe” to talk Redskins-49ers before the big Monday Night Football tilt.
Normally I wouldn’t allow other media market reporter nonsense to seep into the blog, but since he was here for so long he gets a pass.
Judging by his praise of the 49er defense, he’s an old school guy who still walks around with a cassette player, oversized bomber jacket, all-white tennis shoes and watches the NFL’s best defensive performances on VHS.
“The feeling is their defense is maybe top-three in the NFL,” Feldman told Cooley and Czabe. “They’re very, very good.”
The offense has struggled in recent weeks however, and is almost a West Coast version of the Redskins.
“Their offense cannot score in the red zone. They just have real problems with the passing game right now. The running game’s good, Frank Gore’s good. Frank Gore’s numbers are very good,” Feldman explained. “When he runs they win, but for whatever reason, whether it be the play calling, whether it be Kaepernick executing, and let’s be honest a lot of it is he hasn’t had any targets. Vernon Davis was hurt, Crabtree’s been hurt all season, Manningham just came back, so he’s had one receiver, Anquan Boldin, the whole year.”
“But part of it obviously has to be on Kaepernick who has made some bad decisions.”
Peruse through our photo albums from the past 18 months and every time you see a Robert Griffin III press conference the media room is packed. Seriously, during his first presser in Richmond my arms became immobilized by the crowded room to the point I couldn’t even take my phone out of my pocket to snap a quick picture.
The guy is at the center of 99.999 percent of media discussion.
Kapernick is the focal point of San Fran media, too.
“70 percent,” Feldman said in reference to the amount of 49ers discussion that circulates around the tatted quarterback.
And how about ole Carlos Rodgers, how’s he doing this year?
“He’s playing okay,” Feldman said. “He had a really good season a year ago. Here’s the thing, when he came out here he learned to catch. So he doesn’t drop balls as much. He’s been beaten a couple of times, but he’s play very well.
“The guy they really love is the rookie safety Eric Reid, who came from LSU, who is a really good player and Donte Whitner is a very good player. Their secondary is really good, their defense is really solid. NaVorro Bowman picked up his game once [Patrick] Willis got hurt.”
Listen to the segment in its entirety above.
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