Dwight Clark has been laid to rest next to a memento from his most famous play.
Clark, the former 49ers wide receiver who died last month, was cremated and his ashes were buried next to the goal post from the Candlestick Park end zone where he made The Catch, the game-winning touchdown in the NFC Championship Game on January 10, 1982.
These men know each other’s games inside out, but if one of them has a surprise in store, it’s probably Nadal. He made great use of the drop shot in his win over del Potro, and he made a great case for continuing the tactic.
Sometimes is a good way to change the rhythm of the point against a player that hits so strong, Nadal said. Here on grass, if you make a good drop shot, is so difficult. Is very difficult to stop your legs when you arrive there. The second bounce goes down very, very quick.
Djokovic doesn’t hit as big a ball as del Potro, but as a great defender, he’s likely to be caught farther behind the baseline on more occasions. Stopping after a full-on sprint is equally difficult for all players. Don’t be surprised to see Nadal use the drop shot with some frequency.
There’s definitely momentum off of , Kroft told the Cincinnati Enquirer. I think I’ve done a good job learning and understanding the offense as much as I can. Just the confidence level is up there and I think there is confidence between me and Andy [Dalton] and the coaching staff because Bill [Lazor] is still here and he saw it. It’s exciting.
With Eifert limited to two games in 2017, Kroft caught 42 passes for 404 yards and seven touchdowns. As tight ends go, that should be good enough to give him security. Even if his strategy isn’t to obsess over it.
It’s in the back of my head but I’m trying not to give it too much thought and try and control what I can control, Kroft said. That’s basically how I’ve been trying to think about it. Not get too excited or too down. You could just think of everything and overwhelm yourself pretty quickly. I’ve seen guys get in the tank real quick with just trying to figure it out. I’m trying not to give it too much thought.