October 27, 2012; Columbia, SC, USA; South Carolina Gamecocks running back Marcus Lattimore (21) is checked by trainers after being injured against the Tennessee Volunteers in the first half at Williams-Brice Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Blake-USA TODAY Sports

Bay Area Buzz 4/28: Lattimore and Gore, Wilson Puts Pressure on Pryor


Marcus Lattimore and Frank Gore: Joined at the Knee

Shortly after Marcus Lattimore suffered the devastating right knee injury last year that clouded his future, one of the first of several NFL players to call with encouragement was San Francisco 49ers running back Frank Gore.

Gore overcame two major knee injuries during his college career at Miami (Fla.) but has evolved into one of the NFL’s best running backs.

- Jarrett Bell, USA Today Sports

Raiders: Wilson Pick Puts Pressure on Pryor

Plus, regimes love their own guy. Wilson is now “the guy” of general manager Reggie McKenzie and coach Dennis Allen; Pryor is the hand-me down who this regime felt needed further competition.

Sure, Pryor can always develop and prove he is the guy, but the presence of Wilson means the Raiders want to see what he can do just as much as Pryor.

I don’t think this pick means all that much for Flynn. He is either going to be good or not. If he is good, he will keep the job. If Flynn, who soon turns 28 and who has started just two NFL games, fails, the Raiders will have to turn to someone else anyway.

- Bill Williamson, ESPN

Andrew Bogut Giving Golden State Warriors Some Edge

Warriors coach Mark Jackson proudly calls Bogut the team’s enforcer and correctly says the franchise had lacked one until Bogut arrived.

Or, more specifically, until Bogut finally got his legs back after months of prolonged off/on ankle pain and recovery.

But now, just in time for the playoffs, this is the Bogut ferocity that the Warriors expected when they acquired him in a mega-deal that sent Monta Ellis to Milwaukee in March 2012.

- Tim Kawakami, San Jose Mercury News

 

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