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The most discussed 49ers position battle this postseason isn’t getting any less dramatic. No, I’m not talking about quarterback; that was settled weeks ago, if not last week. I’m talking about the grand ol’ kicker position.
Jim Harbaugh announced on Monday that the team is sticking with the shaky David Akers as their placekicker for the Super Bowl:
“The decision has been made: David Akers is our kicker,” Harbaugh said at his weekly news conference.
That’s less a vote of confidence than it is a declaration that the team has no other choice. The team brought in Billy Cundiff as an insurance policy in case Akers had a meltdown. But after Akers went 1-for-1 (36 yards) in the divisional round against the Packers, the 49ers gave Cundiff his walking papers last week.
Fast forward to Sunday, in the NFC Championship. Akers doinks his only attempt (38 yards) off the left upright, then had a case of the sadz on the sideline, his confidence lay shattered on the ground in pieces beside his pudd...
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San Francisco kicker David Akers will keep his job for the Super Bowl despite missing another field goal attempt in the NFC championship game on Sunday. "The decision's been made," 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh said Monday. Akers missed a 38-yard try that bounced off the left upright in the third quarter against Atlanta that would have tied the score at 24. The 49ers...
After a dismal season, the San Francisco 49ers brought in free agent kicker Billy Cundiff in order to compete with David Akers prior to the start of the playoffs. Akers led the NFL in most missed kicks in 2012 during the regular season after posting a stellar 2011 season for the Niners. Akers has reportedly been struggling with lingering effects of a sports hernia surgery in the...
Matt Maiocco from Comcast Bay Area reports that David Akers will handle the kicking duties for San Francisco in Super Bowl XLVII.Fantasy Spin:Akers cost the Niners three points by missing a very makeable 38-yarder Sunday against the Falcons. San Francisco's other option at kicker for next week is journeyman Billy Cundiff, so it makes senses to stick with Akers.
San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh has already made the decision that David Akers will be his kicker heading into Super Bowl XLVII.
“The decision’s already been made,” Harbaugh said, per CSNBayArea.com. “David Akers is our kicker.”
I think the best move is to go with Akers. It’s hard to find a reliable kicker at this point. They might as well go with guy...
David Akers beat out Billy Cundiff in the 49ers kicking contest, possibly because his competition was Billy Cundiff. But Akers’ woes continued today when he doinked a potentially game-tying field goal off an upright in the third quarter. He was so sad, he was joined by other sad memes.
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Though the former All-Pro has been stuck in a continuous downward spiral all season, David Akers still has the confidence of his coach.
49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh will not bench the struggling place kicker when San Francisco takes on the Ravens in Super Bowl XLVII on Feb. 3, Comcast SportsNet’s Matt Maiocco tweeted Monday.
Akers is a veteran of six Pro Bowls with the Niners...
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Wow you San Francisco 49ers fans are one classy, upstanding bunch of gentlemen aren’t you? Your people get drunk at games and beat senseless people wearing Oakland Raiders jerseys, and last NFC Title game you sent death threats to kick returner Kyle Williams following his gaffes in the loss to the New York Giants.
And now this: placekicker David Akers has quit Twitter after receiving...
Heading into the playoffs, the San Francisco 49ers brought in free agent kicker Billy Cundiff to battle struggling placekicker David Akers. Cundiff was eventually released, but one has to wonder after last night’s game against the Atlanta Falcons, if the Niners will bring Cundiff back as the team prepares for the Super Bowl.
Akers has struggled this season. After leading all kickers...
The San Francisco 49ers signed kicker Billy Cundiff a couple of weeks ago, but decided to cut him last week and continue to stick with David Akers.
Akers missed a crucial field goal during yesterday’s narrow victory over the Falcons. If the 49ers are going to want to sign another kicker for the Super Bowl, they’re not going to be able to sign Cundiff.
According to ESPN’s Adam...
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