Former NFL offensive lineman Ross Tucker expressed his frustration with the San Francisco 49ers during an appearance on 95.7 The Game’s “Steiny Guru & Lo Neal” at Radio Row this week. In his candid remarks, Tucker criticized the NFC champions for what he perceives as constant complaining.
“The Niners could be a really likable team if they would just stop complaining all the time,” Tucker remarked.
When prompted to provide examples to support his assertion, Tucker didn’t hold back in his assessment of the 49ers.
“First of all, all you heard from any Niner all offseason — every Niner player and fan — was the only reason they lost to the Eagles was because both quarterbacks got hurt,” Tucker elaborated. “My recommendation would be to not let your quarterbacks get hurt; not let the defense kill your quarterbacks. Then, and they talked about it all offseason, OK?
“Then the next thing, last week, they asked Nick Bosa his impression of the Chiefs’ offensive line, and he was like, ‘They hold a lot.’ Then, they asked Jed York what he remembered from the Super Bowl four years ago. ‘I remember Nick Bosa being held on 3rd-and-15.’ They’re always whining and complaining about something. Now, this week, what do we have? ‘The practice field isn’t good enough.’ It’s the Super Bowl; you’re barely practicing anyway — they’re doing a walk-through. Give me a break.”
Tucker believes that the 49ers have already set up their “built-in excuse” in case they lose to the Chiefs once again.
The 49ers have the opportunity to silence critics like Tucker with a victory over the Chiefs this Sunday. However, if they fall short, it may invite further scrutiny from pundits on major sports talk shows.