Monday Morning Blitz: What? Oh goodness, football

Today is Monday and tonight is Monday Night Football!

MNF

That song is in your head now? Isn’t it?! Sorry, I’m not sorry!

So it’s the Oakland Raiders taking on the Denver Broncos. Sounds like a blow out? Maybe not after Sunday’s games, amirite! Here’s a little preview from ESPN.

Denver Broncos linebacker Von Miller, who is suspended, allegedly attempted to corrupt the NFL’s drug-testing program with the help of a urine collector before each was caught in a matter. This will more than likely affect how the NFL’s collection testing procedures are done, now. … Umm, yeah. That’s a good idea. Here’s more on Miller’s alleged shenanigans.

There were some really awful injuries this week. Jermichael Finley getting concussed, CJ Spiller suffering a knee injury, and Miles Austin tweaking his hamstring … Yup, lots of bad! Here’s the full report from NFL.com.

And the big story of the day, after the Niners lost to the Colts, 27-7, the team announced he would take an indefinite leave of absence.

Per NFL.com:

San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith suited up Sunday in the team’s loss to the Indianapolis Colts. It’s uncertain when he will play for the Niners again.

Team CEO Jed York announced after the game that Smith will not face the St. Louis Rams on Thursday night. Smith was arrested Friday morning under suspicion of driving under the influence. Smith was not suspended, but it is unclear when he will return to the team. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported, per a 49ers source, that Smith is voluntarily entering a treatment facility either this Monday or Tuesday. Once Smith registers at the facility, he will be placed on the Niners’ non-football injury list, per Rapoport.

“He will take an indefinite leave of absence,” York told reporters Sunday

Smith addressed reporters from the locker room shortly after the announcement.

Smith said:

“First off, I wanted to apologize to the team, to the organization, my family everybody I let down,” Smith said. “I also wanted let it to be known that this is a problem, and this is something I will get fixed and do everything in my power to never let this happen again. I also wanted to let everybody know once again that I am sorry, and like I said, this won’t happen again.”

Smith previously was arrested on a DUI charge in Miami Beach in 2012. In that case, Smith completed a program for first-time DUI offenders and received a lesser charge of reckless driving.

Glad to see that Smith is getting the help he obviously needs. I hope he takes it and betters himself and isn’t just doing it because he got caught. Possibly cynical of me, but you know you’re thinking the same thing!

And finally, because I was not pleased with Colin Kaepernick’s performance Sunday, here’s a little something something from the fun folks over at @NFL_Memes
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And THEN, look at what Jay Cutler did in the Bears 40-23 victory over the Steelers. Wow!

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