NAPA - Does the "Battle of the Bay" mean something to you in the preseason?
It begins to a degree next Monday when the 49ers come to Napa for a joint practice followed by the annual preseason game that Friday.
Jarrod Cooper has already called his shot earlier today.
"I'm looking for DeShaun Foster, make sure you put that on there," Cooper said. "You know we used to play in Carolina together, we used to fight all the time."
This camp has been without any fights. If Coop weren't such a joker, I'd believe he planned to fight Foster next week just to get things going.
*You can also add tackle Barry Sims (now a 49er) to the list of players that have taken their shots at the Raiders.
"In Oakland, we only had handful of plays and just disguised them up to look different," Sims told the San Jose Mercury News. "Here, we're actually running different plays."
Take that, offensive genius Lane Kiffin, I guess. Sims, of course, is now working under a mad scientist in offensive coordinator Mike Martz.
Then this on the atmosphere:
"In Oakland, it seemed like there was a lot of individuals there," Sims said. "Here, everybody kind of works together as a team. It's a good environment to be around."