Hey take a look over at what’s going on in San Francisco … do you remember Brett Swain?
You should … he was on the Packers roster last year and received some significant playing time at the end of the season when Green Bay was riding its meteoric arc toward its first championship in 14 years.
After Swain was cut with two weeks to go in training camp back in August, he parted ways amicably with the Packers … understanding that the business and the depth of talent at his position on the roster prompted the move by Green Bay.
And so what started out as an unfortunate situation for Swain has turned into a fortunate fall to a team that still has a shot at the NFC’s second seed in the playoffs.
”There’s no point in running around having hard feelings against anybody, especially when we have a great situation here,” Swain said Thursday. ”We have an opportunity to go and win a possible Super Bowl, too. What we need to be focused on right now is the next game. That’s all we’re really worried about.”
And because of deep injuries to 49ers receivers, Swain has the opportunity to start opposite Michael Crabtree when San Francisco lines up against the Rams in the final regular season game.
With Ted Ginn Jr. (ankle) and Kyle Williams (head injury) questionable to play this week, it was a curious decision when the 49ers dropped Braylon Edwards from their roster … a move that puts former Packer Swain in the forefront for getting more reps in the near future. But adding to the curiosity of Edwards’ departure is that Swain has just a single catch on the season.
”I’ve never been in a situation where that many guys have gone down and they needed another guy to step into a bigger role,” Swain said. ”I’m excited to attack it. I fell into something good.”
We can only hope that Swain will succeed in his new situation, but only so long as he isn’t going up against the Packers.