Found January 19, 2012 on Football Nation:
Some Players Need More Recognition Aldon Smith: The Rookie Defensive Lineman has been overshadowed by other rookie standouts Marcell Dareus and Von Miller. Smith has been an integral part of the dominant 49ers defensive front. A great player with incredible speed off the ball, Smith can pressure Eli Manning and run down any RB the Giants want to throw at him. After all, after Smith hits Eli a few times, he will lose composure and throw like Tebow. Terrell Suggs: The aggressive attitude and tenacious nature of Terrell Suggs often goes unnoticed. Most of the pass rush is attributed to Terrence Cody and Haloti Ngata. Most of the Ravens run stopping ability is still attributed to Ray Lewis. Many people forget about Terrell Suggs. A beast of a man, Suggs has great speed and constantly applied pressure from the edge. Another attribute many people overlook is his ability to cover receivers. If there is any linebacker capable of covering Aaron Hernandez and Rob Gronkowski, it is Terrell...

Tim Kawakami: Alex Smith already has game face on

Transcript of the 49ers quarterback Alex Smith's Wednesday press conference.

Signs You're a Bandwagon 49ers Fan

What with the stirring, stunning and ultimately stimulating football contest Saturday, it'd be hard not to be whipped up into a fresh frenzy for your San Francisco 49ers, who host the New York football Giants on Sunday for the right to compete in the Super Bowl. But chances are many of the hooting and hollering fans bedecked in fresh red and gold duds have never ventured out...

A look at the the Patriots versatility, the scouting of Ravens WR Torrey Smith… and links!

Just finishing up in the Patriots locker room now and grabbing some new material to help dissect the Ravens and Sunday’s showdown. But before we get going on AFC title game stuff, let’s take a look at what we missed yesterday. Thanks to the conference calls with coach Bill Belichick, CB coach Josh Boyer, and director of player personnel Nick Caserio, we have more than enough...

Giants' Manning, 49ers' Smith overcome scrutiny

The Giants' Eli Manning has been forced to escape the shadow of superstar big brother, Peyton. San Francisco's Alex Smith? He only has a pair of Hall of Famers in Joe Montana and Steve Young hanging over him in 49ers lore.

The IT Factor: 49ers over Giants

Throughout the season and the NFL Playoffs, any discussions about the San Francisco 49ers have mostly centered on their defense. This weekend, San Francisco will host the New York Giants, and once again San Francisco’s defense will be the “it” factor that will determine whether San Francisco advances to the Super Bowl. San Francisco’s heart, passion and determination...

Which Remaining Playoff Quarterback Has the Best Tribute Song on YouTube?

We’ve reached the AFC and NFC Championship round, which leaves four starting quarterbacks left playing. Each guy is distinctly different, and each guy has a plethora of YouTube Tribute Videos. So today my friends, we are going to be picking one of the many Tribute videos (preferably the most recent) for each quarterback and voting on whose is the best. For those of you in disbelief...

Bad Weather Would Negate Niners’ Defensive Speed

From Jon Wagner…… With the possibility of heavy rains forecast for Sunday’s NFC championship game in San Francisco, the prevailing assumption is that the run-first San Francisco 49ers would have a distinct advantage over the pass-first New York Giants. However, looking deeper, that might not necessarily be the case. As of late Friday morning, it seems that mother nature might...
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