Found August 14, 2012 on
SAN FRANCISCO- The 49ers are counting on defensive sophomore beast Aldon Smith to do big things for them this year. That is why after surviving an injury-related scare during Friday night’s preseason opener against the Vikings, we probably won’t much if any of him at all for the rest of the league’s exhibition period. Smith left the game with a hip issue that will put him on the shelf for this week’s game against the Houston Texans. According to Coach Jim Harbaugh, Smith will be good-to-go sooner than later. “We’ll see. He’ll be out for some time, Harbaugh said.  Maybe a week or so. But I think he’ll be back in a week, but we’ll see.” Smith could play in the third pre-season game against Denver although it would not make much sense to rush him back seeing that teams usually rest most of their starters for the fourth and final preseason game. Smith has tweeted that he’s “ok” and truthfully if this was the regular season he probably would not miss any time. The 49ers are simply playin

Aldon Smith most likely out for rest of preseason

The 49ers received quite a scare during Friday’s night win over the Minnesota Vikings. Not long into the first quarter starting OLB Aldon Smith landed hard on his hip and left the game due to injury. At the time the severity of the injury was unknown, the 49ers took precaution when they had Aldon carted back to the locker room. It was reported after the game Aldon was being assisted...

49ers' defense may have been overconfident in preseason opener

The San Francisco 49ers' defense was their strength last season, and could be even more dominant this season, so defensive coordinator Vic Fangio was somewhat disappointed with what he saw in the team's first exhibition game, a 17-6 victory over the Vikings on Friday. "Well, we didn't play as well as we're capable of playing in those first two series,"...

Randy Moss Goes All John F. Kennedy, Says Playing Is No Longer 'What the NFL Does for Me'

Randy Moss is with the fifth team of his 13-year NFL career, and not surprisingly, he's talking about growing up and having a different approach this time with the 49ers -- likely his last chance to make a difference in the NFL after burning his way out of several teams. Moss is saying and doing the right things early, but what may be most remarkable about his comeback attempt...

49ers to induct Soltau into Hall of Fame

Gordy Soltau will be the 23rd person inducted into the Edward J. DeBartolo, Sr. 49ers Hall of Fame. The three-time All-Pro during the 1950s will be honored for "his outstanding achievements and contributions to the 49ers organization" will be recognized during halftime of the team's Oct. 14 home game against the Giants. Soltau spent his entire nine-year career with...

Colin Kaepernick in the lead for the 49ers’ back up quarterback job

AP Photo According to Daniel Brown of the San Jose Mercury News, Colin Kaepernick is currently in the lead to be the 49ers back up quarterback going into the regular season. “Colin Kaepernick, who sprinted for a 78-yard touchdown in the exhibition opener, has taken the lead in the race for the 49ers backup quarterback job. “Coach Jim Harbaugh said Tuesday that the second-year...

Worst 49ers anthem ever?

Is this perhaps the worst 49ers anthem ever or is it so bad it’s good..

Preseason: 49ers Players to watch

This week, I’ve decided to cut out the issues and go general – and pick out the ‘ones to watch’ for the whole preseason. These can range from specific players to overall topics. Let’s get started. Boone To RG: For my money, probably the biggest weakness on the 49er team the last few years has been the position of right guard. We’ve had a revolving door of crap out...

NEW SERIES: NFC West – 2012 Fantasy Football Preview

The 49ers look to be a team on the verge of greatness with hard-nosed Jim Harbaugh as head coach, and Pete Carroll seems to be slowly building a team that can threaten for the playoffs in Seattle. Both teams are built around tough opportunistic defenses with a strong running game. In St Louis , first year coach Jeff Fisher will also rely heavily on the ground game to keep Sam Bradford...

Meet The Goodells: San Francisco 49ers

It’s always hard when you get swagger-jacked by the New York Giants.  SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS : 2011 RECORD – 13-3:   San Francisco’s revival came due to the infectious nature of first-year head coach Jim Harbaugh and a bruising defense. Also, Alex Smith and the offense took exceptional care of the football throughout the year. The 49ers committed just 10 turnovers (fewest...
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