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For some reason, a number of internet users think they can say and do whatever they want just because “it’s on the internet.” Well, the internet can give you a mask of anonymity, but a death threat is a death threat.
San Francisco 49ers kicker David Akers apparently decided the connection between himself and fans wasn’t worth the trouble of having his life threatened when he deactivated his Twitter account after receiving and retweeting a death threat. Twitter user @RIP_FreeLaddin tweeted, “YOU F—-OT IF YOU MISS ONE MORE FIELD GOAL YOU ABOUT TO GET YOUR ENTIRE LIFE ENDED” to Akers on Wednesday night. Akers retweeted the threat, and then disabled his account, according to Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee.
Akers has struggled this season for the 49ers, missing 10 of 35 field goals. San Francisco has recently brought in veteran kickers Nate Kaeding and Billy Cundiff for workouts since Akers has struggled.
Akers set an NFL record for total field goals made last season with 44, but cou...
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After retweeting a death threat he received on Wednesday, it appears that San Francisco 49ers kicker David Akers has shut down his Twitter account.
The 49ers are preparing for Sunday's game against Seattle with the assumption that defensive end Justin Smith won't be available. Smith left last week's 41-34 victory over New England in the third quarter because of an undisclosed elbow injury and did not practice on Wednesday or Thursday. Smith's departure from the game nearly coincided exactly with New England...
The 49ers beat the Patriots last week. Is that enough to give them the top spot?
Here are my Power Rankings and a quick note about each team.
1) San Francisco - They are the most complete team in the league.
2) Texans - They are solid on both sides of the ball.
3) Patriots - Suspect defense keep them from the top spot.
4) Denver - On the rise, are they...
Joe Staley, Mike Iupati and Alex Boone face off in a Dance-off. Boone clearly has better dance skills.
The 49ers beat the unbeatable Patriots last week and now have a chance to prove they are the Super Bowl favorite.
The season is coming to a close and I'm sitting at 142-82. That's over .600 but I can do better.
Here's a look at week 16
Atlanta at Detroit - The Falcons destroyed the Giants last week and silenced a few critics that say they can'...
The Seahawks offense has been hot, very hot via the ground game and the San Francisco 49ers will be without their best defensive lineman Justin Smith according to Adam Schefter of ESPN.
Smith suffered an elbow injury suffered last Sunday night against the Patriots.
His status has been up in the air, but the 49ers will go without the services of Smith, who left the Patriots game...
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, San Francisco 49ers defensive end Justin Smith will not play in tonight’s game against the Seahawks.
SF DE Justin Smith will not play tonight vs. Seattle due to elbow injury, 49ers hoping he will be recovered enough to return for postseason.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) December 23, 2012
Smith has put together another great season. Not...
San Francisco 49ers defensive tackle Ricky Jean Francois has been preparing all week to start in place of All-Pro Justin Smith on the NFL's second-ranked defense.
The 49ers remain uncertain whether that will actually happen Sunday night in a NFC West showdown against the Seattle Seahawks.
Smith's availability is in question after he missed practice Friday because of an...
The San Francisco 49ers have several
key players listed as questionable as they prepare for this weekend’s matchup
against the Seattle Seahawks, including defensive end Justin Smith and wide
receiver Mario Manningham, while linebacker Aldon Smith is probable to suit up,
reports Matt Barrows of The Sacramento Bee.
Make of this what you will: Jim Harbaugh today said that
As reporters circled around Ricky Jean Francois in the 49ers locker room Friday, teammates Randy Moss, Colin Kaepernick and Mike Iupati each stopped by to call out good-natured questions from behind the crowd, drawing laughs all around. Nobody seems too worried about Jean Francois stepping in for stalwart defensive leader Justin Smith at Seattle on Sunday, particularly not Jean Francois.
Last week: 2 (+1)
Net points per drive: 0.90 (2nd)
DVOA: 34.8% (4th)
Weighted DVOA: 35.1% (4th)
The 49ers won last week and earned this spot, at least until they lose in Seattle this week. Then would Seattle be #1 even though you can’t trust them to win a single road playoff game, let alone 3 (4 if you include the neutral site Super Bowl)? Would it be the Patriots...
Dashon Goldson has a stack of manila envelopes in his locker, filing away the paperwork every time the NFL has fined the 49ers’ Pro Bowl free safety. While he has heard from the league office more than a dozen times in his six-year career, the letters often had little to do with his hard-hitting ways until this season.
My Fantastic Five vs. 49’ers
It won’t be easy. But it can be done. Sunday night in front of a national audience at “Seahawks Stadium” the 12th man can will their Hawks to victory vs. the NFC West leading San Francisco 49ers.
1.) Attack the Edges
Defensively, the hawks match up well with San Fran, but with two top cover guys out for Seattle the key to shutting down the pass...
Must win time
There is quite a bit riding on this game between the 49ers and Seahawks on Sunday Night Football this week.
Matchup: San Francisco vs. Seattle
Venue: CenturyLink Field
Time: 5:20 PM (local)
Weather: High 43. Low 37. Showers
Team Records: Seattle 9-5. San Francisco 10-3-1
Standings: Seahawks 2nd NFC West. 49ers 1st NFC West
With the Hawks coming in on...