Breakfast of champions

SANTA CLARA — A reporter asked Joe Staley about Greg Hardy, the defensive end Staley will face on Sunday. Here is the exchange:

Q: “Hardy seems like a very quotable guy. Does he talk much on the field?”

STALEY: “The last game was the only time I’ve really gone against him. He’s a competitor, a fiery guy. He’s a little wild, which is fun. It’s fun going against a guy like that who brings out your competitive side. He’s just a very talented football player, a big guy with tremendous athleticism which you don’t see a whole lot.”

Q: “After a game, do you ever tell a defender, ‘It was fun to go against you?’”


Q: “What is his pass rushing style like?”

STALEY: “He’s pretty unique. He’s 6-4, 295 pounds. He’s really, really athletic. He’s got long arms. Pretty unique.”

Q: “Recently, Hardy was asked if he dominated the Falcons, and he said he dominated breakfast when he woke up this morning, that he dominates everything. What is that?”

STALEY: “He must have had a heck of a breakfast.”

What do you think Hardy had for breakfast?

Staley seems up for Hardy, not intimidated at all. And why should Staley feel intimidated? Staley is one of the best left tackles in the NFL.

Staley probably thinks he’s going to eat Hardy’s lunch.

  1. Here I thought this was a Wheaties endorsement deal. Now these are respectable questions. Friend of yours Grant? After the 49ers beat the Panthers, can you get a sit down interview with Anthony Davis?

    1. I flew out to Cali to watch the niners and the Seahawks play and I believe the 2nd best thing about the trip was waking up a 10am and football was about to come on. Waiting until 1 is terrible.

  2. I’m obviously not answering the question with this response but ‘just want to say that Joe’s the man! He makes me laugh nearly every time I catch one of his interviews (or the Joe-Show!). Pleasant, smart, funny and most importantly, an elite performer at his position. Damned glad he’s a 49er.

  3. Sure hope so. What little tape I’ve seen of the Niner’s – Panthers game (10-9) showed our O-line getting handled pretty well, especially the guards. Hope our guys get some payback this time.

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