Found January 02, 2012 on 49ers Paradise:
Mon, 2 Jan 2012 6:00:00 CST

49ers hope to go back to QB Smith in 2012

The San Francisco 49ers are gearing up for their first playoff appearance in nearly a decade, but that hasn't prevented the club from making long-term plans.49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh has told impending free-agent quarterback Alex Smith the team plans to offer him a contract that will keep him in San Francisco for several more years.Smith signed a one-year deal in the offseason...

What's the verdict now on Alex Smith?

Alex Smith has gradually made believers of many this season, but there remains a legion of doubters reserving their judgment until the playoffs because of the failure Smith represented during his first six seasons with the 49ers. Some may not like the style by which it was done, but Smith guided a record-setting offense this season, becoming a major factor in the team’s winning...

49ers welcome bye week, look ahead to Jan. 14

Just imagine if the 49ers had lost Sunday in St. Louis. They would have returned to work Monday and faced a quick and daunting turnaround, with only five days to prepare for a playoff encounter with the ever-dangerous Lions. Now that chore falls to Drew Brees and his New Orleans teammates. ...

49ers set records and milestones in the first half

Already in this game, there have been a flurry of numbers and milestones. With Alex Smith's 28-yard touchdown pass to Michael Crabtree in the second quarter, Smith went over 3,000 yards for the season, a first for him. Smith is only about 2,000 yards behind Drew Brees. Also, David Akers tried...

Frank Gore: 49ers Are a Great Team, Team to Beat

The 49ers finished the season 13-3 and are tied for the second-best record in the NFL behind the Packers. They earned the second seed in the NFC playoffs and will have a first-round bye. Their success is one of the biggest surprises in the NFL, but it doesn’t seem to be surprising to running back Frank Gore, who believes his squad is the team to beat. “I feel that we can play...

Why the 49ers win critical games and why the Raiders do not

Just keeping the Raiders competitive this year was a monumental task by Raiders coach Hue Jackson. Nevertheless, Jackson has yet to get his team to be all in on what he and his coaches are doing, and that's the major difference between the Raiders and 49ers. It's also the reason San Francisco...

49ers O.C. Greg Roman confirms that he did meet with Penn State

On Tuesday, San Francsico 49ers offensive coordinator Greg Roman went on The Sports Bash with Mike Gill on ESPN 97.3 FM in South Jersey to talk about the team's playoff run and his potential hire as the...

49ers earn playoff bye with 34-27 win over Rams

Sun, 1 Jan 2012 17:14:00 CST

Halftime report: 49ers 20, Rams 7

Sun, 1 Jan 2012 14:34:02 CST

49ers plan to bring back QB Alex Smith for 2012

SANTA CLARA, CALIF. (AP) - Coach Jim Harbaugh has told 49ers quarterback Alex Smith the team plans to re-sign him beyond this season.Smith, the 2005 No. 1 overall draft pick out of Utah, received a $4.9 million, one-year contract as a free agent last July after the lockout _ when ...

NFC West champion 49ers get groove on in practice

Tue, 3 Jan 2012 17:34:37 CST

49ers' Roman sees Penn State as a 'lifetime job'

Tue, 3 Jan 2012 15:08:33 CST

Roman calls Penn State a ‘lifetime job’ but is loving life with 49ers

Tue, 3 Jan 2012 17:41:09 CST

49ers' Greg Roman is Penn State finalist

Tue, 3 Jan 2012 6:00:00 CST
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