The guy has been hurt a lot and that worries me as a niner fan. I mean this is his third injury this year. I worried that no matter how good he is/can/could be, we won't be able to count on him in the future because of his tendency to hurt himself. But its only the first season so only time will tell.
anyway, Rattay will play. Remember game one against Atlanta where he dislocated his shoulder in the 2nd quarter? And then after Dorsey went down he came back in the 4th and lead the niners on 2 TD drives? Espn later listed him as having a mild concussion that game as well. For playing 1 full quarter, and 2 partial quarters, he still registered 175 yards and 2 TD's. Rattay will play Sunday.
I really haven't heard anything that makes me think that Rattay won't play. His forearm injury isn't as bad as it was at the end of exhibition season. My concerns with starting him are:
1) DaBears offense is so poor that Rattay won't have to play catch-up.
2) It isn't called the windy city for nothing. A night game in Soldier field isn't a QBs idea of heaven.
3) DaBears run D will allow Barlow to run around for 150+yards, again leading to less passing from Rattay.
Damn, I was going to start him.
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Bowie wrote:Note: As for the SF O-Line: While they may be "giving up the booty in sacks" now, that is only because of the team culture under previous QB J. Garcia. As Garcia's influence fades, so should this culture of "giving up the booty" in San Fransisco.
The reason they are giving up the booty is also becuase their pro-bowl center is injured. He comes back soon I believe, and you'll see both the run game and pass game pick up because of it.