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The San Francisco 49ers knew that they had to send a statement throughout the league, implicating that they are still one of the top contenders in the NFL. Considering the fact that their demoralizing defense is without Pro-bowler (ILB) Patrick Willis, (OLB) Aldon Smith, (NT) Ian Williams, and possibly (DE) Ray McDonald; they still possess the defensive depth to get the
“W” as an end result. Everyone anticipated that this game between the two top-ranked defenses in the league would be “neck and neck”; however, (QB) Matt Schaub’s three interceptions would eventually gift-wrap the easy win for the “red” and “gold”. (CB) Tramaine Brock recorded 2 interceptions; he returned one for 18 yards into the end zone and almost picked off Schaub for a third consecutive time in the first half. Overall, this game is simply about a hungry 49er team taking advantage of a quarterback’s sloppy offensive performance and turning it into a full on walkover.
(QB) Colin Kaepernick made 6 completions out of 15 attempts for a grand total of 113 passing yards. (RB) Frank Gore grinded up 81 yards on the ground and (RB) Lamichael James added 31 positive yards into the mix. Gore had another solid night adding to his 153-yard performance against the St. Louis Rams. Pro-Bowler (TE) Vernon Davis had three receptions for a total of 88 yards; including his 64 yard touchdown in the fourth quarter (icing on the cake). (WR) Anquan Boldin had another rough night only catching 2 receptions for a mediocre total of 21 yards. The 49ers are sitting comfortably with their running foundation, but it is completely evident that the passing attack isn’t providing any productive yardage whatsoever. The Texans defensive secondary did a brilliant job playing
“man-to-man” and “double-team” coverage against the 49ers’ receivers. On the other end of the spectrum, the 49ers’ defense outplayed the Texans; delivering incredible pressure to Schaub in the pocket and outstanding coverage against their tight-ends and wide receivers. (RB) Arian Foster and Ben Tate had a total of 126 yards against the 49ers’ defensive front seven against the run. This
issue has to be addressed as soon as possible, so the Niners can reclaim their identity as being one of the best in the “biz” to defend against the run.
Speaking on behalf of the 49ers’ offensive weapons, (WR) Mario Manningham will be able to be activated of the PUP list in a couple of weeks, and (WR) Michael Crabtree is set to return from his Achilles injury maybe in either mid or late November (reinforcements are on their way). Furthermore, trade rumors are still circulating around the league on whether or not the 49ers will trade their second round draft pick for Cleveland’s (WR) Josh Gordon. Stay tuned.
Defensive lineman Ray McDonald sustained a bicep strain and will undergo surgery at the end of the season, depending on how long he can manage the soreness in his right arm. Let’s hope the muscle strain doesn’t fully affect his ongoing performance in the future; look at happened to (DE) Justin Smith last year in the play-offs. Losing McDonald will be another huge loss to the defensive front, already losing (NT) Ian Williams to a season-ending ankle injury. Mcdonald will have viable replacements consisting of Demarcus Dobbs and Tony Jerod-Eddie who are ready to take on his position whenever possible. Rookies (DT) Quinton Dial and (DE) Tank Carradine will be ready to be added to their already bolstering defensive depth, possibly within the month. If (ILB) Patrick Willis decides to sit out the next game because of his “groin” injury, reserve (ILB) Michael Wilhoite and veteran (ILB) Navarro Bowman need to step up once again under the bright lights. The same scenario applies to veteran (CB) Nnamdi Asomugha whose coverage duties will most likely be covered by (CB) Tramaine Brock thanks to his breakout performance against the Texans. Moreover, free-agent signee (CB) Eric Wright will be ready for practice in the next upcoming weeks; highlighting serious competition for the No.3 cornerback position.
The 49ers are now (3-2) and will face another team within their NFC (West) division against the Arizona Cardinals who are also (3-2). Both the 49ers and Cardinals currently possess a 2-game winning streak, can the 2nd ranked pass- defense stop (QB) Carson Palmer and the dynamic (WR) Larry Fitzgerald?
Let’s find out.
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Things just keep getting worst for Aldon Smith. Smith is currently in rehab on leave from the 49ers and today it was announced that the Santa Clara County DA has filed weapons charges against him. A party Smith had in June of 2012 with former teammate, Delanie Walker resulted in a lawsuit from an alleged shooting that occurred that happened that night and now three felony charges...
The San Francisco 49ers looked more like the 2011 version with Alex Smith, however, they won easily and that is their formula for success. Frank Gore pounded the Houston Texans defense and the 49ers defense took advantage of a falling apart at the seams QB Matt Schaub.
For the past two weeks veteran Nnamdi Asomugha has been inactive due to a right knee injury. Well when he is healthy he might get his old job back according to 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh. Harbaugh said Brock has earned the right to remain as the team’s No. 3 cornerback, the role in which Asomugha […]
According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, one of the felony gun charges against 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith states that police found a, ArmaLite AR-10 in his home.
As you can see from the photo above, this is not your typical gun.
I would love to know why Smith needed such an advanced weapon in his home.
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After finding out that the NFL plans on forcing teams to appear on Hard Knocks of they can’t get a volunteer each season, 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh told reporters that he wouldn’t mind doing it.
“If that’s something we were in position to do, then we’d certainly do it,” said Harbaugh via 49ers.com.
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Coach Jim Harbaugh expects top 2012 wide receiver Michael Crabtree to return to game action in mid- to late November after recovering in quick fashion from a torn right Achilles tendon that required surgery.
The 26-year-old Crabtree had career highs last season with 85 receptions for 1,105 yards and nine touchdowns for the NFC champion Niners, and was a big reason they returned...
The San Francisco 49ers claimed quarterback McLeod Bethel-Johnson off waivers and released journeyman backup quarterback John Skelton.
Bethel-Thompson, who was with the 49ers in training camp before the 2011 season, joined the defending NFC champions one day after getting released by the Minnesota Vikings. A native of San Francisco, Bethel-Thompson has not played in an NFL regular...
It is now official, Aldon Smith will be facing three felony weapons charges.
Sources told the NBC Bay Area Investigative Unit the Santa Clara County District Attorney has filed three felony charges of possession of assault weapons against 49ers All-Pro linebacker Aldon Smith. The charges stem from a 2012 house party hosted by Smith where he was stabbed and two others were shot...
I wondered who would get the loudest cheers when I found out that the defense was going to be introduced at the Houston Texans vs San Francisco 49ers game. Patrick Willis was not going to be cleared to suit up for this game. Usually, he is the one the gets the loudest response when his name is announced. The next most logical choice would be Navorro Bowman. He was introduced first...
San Francisco 49ers HC Jim Harbaugh told reporters that WR Michael Crabtree will be “game ready” by mid-to-late November, per Matt Barrows.
On the PUP list recovering from an Achilles injury, Crabtree will be eligible for activation come Week 7. Though it is likely he won’t return until sometime later in the season. A return in Week 10 would sense considering that the 49ers...
The District Attorney has filed three felony assault weapons charges against San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith stemming from a 2012 incident.
Below if the official document that Donte Whitner filed to have his last named change the “Hitner,” per TMZ. In the doc, Donte explains that he wants to make the change because it will be beneficial to his career as a pro football player and in other business ventures. As we previously reported, the process usually takes about 6 weeks before the name change is granted by a...
The 49ers might be without starting defensive lineman Ray McDonald for a prolonged period, but Jim Harbaugh said he expects reinforcements to come starting next week.
The San Francisco 49ers have reportedly “discussed” a potential deal for talented Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter was the first to report the news, but noted that a trade is “unlikely” because of the injured players that the 49ers will be getting back into the lineup over the next few weeks.
According to NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport, Cleveland’s...
The 49ers expect to add two veteran wide receivers to their 53-man roster this season coach Jim Harbaugh said on Monday.
But there appears to be nothing imminent on acquiring a player via a trade.
The 49ers are “unlikely” to agree to a trade with the Cleveland Browns for wide receiver Josh Gordon ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported on Monday. The sides have reportedly discussed...