Posted July 23, 2012 on
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Jim Harbaugh won NFL Coach of the Year honors as a rookie coach with no offseason to prepare his team for his thick playbook and unique, rah-rah style.
Now, the San Francisco 49ers' schedule is far more daunting and the pressure is on to repeat as NFC West champions and make another run at a Super Bowl that was right within reach last January.
San Francisco lost 20-17 in overtime of the NFC title game to the eventual Super Bowl champion New York Giants, and that defeat still stings for this bunch. Last season's special run came after the Niners ended a franchise-worst stretch of eight years without a playoff berth or winning record - so, the expectations are to keep a good thing going for the long haul.
''You want to be where you left off,'' tight end Delanie Walker said.
And Harbaugh is expecting another focused, physical training camp as players at several key positions fight to earn spots. All 11 defensive starters return from one of the NFL's top ...
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According to ProFootballWeekly.com, San Francisco 49ers running back Anthony Dixon is ready to fight for a roster spot after losing weight this offseason and now being in the best shape of his life.
“Acknowledging that he could have a very difficult time making the 49ers’ final roster, we hear RB Anthony Dixon is determined to make it very difficult for the team...
San Francisco 49ers rookie wide receiver A.J. Jenkins clearly wasn’t in shape during OTA’s and minicamp. He recently told told the Bay Area News Group that he’s drastically improved his conditioning.
“I’ve made long strides,” he . “Obviously, I had criticism when I first came in as far as being in shape. That’s irrelevant now. I’m just trying to...
The San Francisco 49ers have signed cornerback Darcel McBath to a one-year contract.
The team announced the signing Monday.
McBath was a second-round draft pick by Denver in 2009. He played 20 games for the Broncos and started once. He had 28 tackles, two interceptions, and four passes defensed.
McBath was released by the Broncos last September and played one game in December...
Linebacker Darius Fleming was placed on the active/physically unable to perform list by the 49ers, who also placed guard Joe Looney and running back Jewel Hampton on the active/non-football injury lists. Players on both lists count against the 90-player roster limit and can be activated before the final cuts of training camp. If they're not activated before the season and remain...
"Montana to Rice"
It has such a nice ring to it.
"Montana to Rice"
Dactylic, poetic; strong, natural.
"Montana to Rice"
They say three is the most inherent, innate number that man knows. Count "1, 2, 3" out-loud over and over again. It feels natural, circular, complete. Like a waltz, or a good poem written in triplets.
After passing former 49er great, Joe Perry, during the 2011 season, Frank Gore became San Francisco's NFL-franchise leader in rushing with 7,625 yards.
From 2005, when Gore entered the league, through 2011, Gore is ranked fourth in rushing yards and attempts per game. Amongst active players, Gore is in the top five for most touches during his career, and the players above...
BustedCoverage.com posted a video via BlackSportsOnline.com of former Hall of Fame NFL wide receiver Jerry Rice doing the Dougie at the Harrah’s Tahoe American Century Golf Championship after party.
Check out the video below. Rice comes into the picture at the 1:15 mark.