Posted December 15, 2011 on
NaVorro Bowman no longer is just San Francisco's other inside linebacker, or the inexperienced young guy. When teamed with Patrick Willis, he gives the 49ers one of the most feared tandems at the position in the NFL.

The San Francisco 49ers will not contend for the NFC Title this season

There is no doubt that the San Francisco 49ers have made incredible strides this season, with new Coach Jim Harbaugh taking the reigns behind a lowly team and their bust QB Alex Smith and making them into perennial winners. Not only has Smith resurfaced as a solid option, but the defense has been nothing short of phenomenal. In the future, the 49ers could certainly contend...

Ron Jaworski - Alex Smith's mechanics still off

It's been a few years and 49ers quarterback Alex Smith's mechanics still suck, according to Monday Night Football's Ron Jaworski. While the former Eagles and Rams quarterback didn't assess Smith in those harsh terms, Jaworski is not backing off comments he made years ago on Monday Night Football...

Joe Staley says he's fine

Left tackle Joe Staley said he's going through tests every day this week to check the status of his post-head injury symptoms. Staley was kicked on the 49ers' first offensive play while executing a cut block. He stayed in the game but then left during the team's second series when he inadvertently...

49ers ask fans to be quiet on offense

Joe Staley isn't the only one with a gentle reminder for 49ers fans - in the official press release for the Niners' Monday night game against the Steelers, the team has this request: The 49ers Faithful are noted for bringing their "Niner Noise" to Candlestick Park. However, the 49ers are asking...

How can the 49ers rattle Big Ben?

Each week, John Lynch breaks down a dynamic NFL offensive playmaker, devises a game plan and discusses a strategy for success. This week, Lynch examines the unique challenges the 49ers defense will face against quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and the Pittsburgh Steelers offense. Monday night's key matchup between the San Francisco 49ers and Pittsburgh Steelers at Candlestick...

49ers LB Tavares Gooden talks about his experience playing against the Steelers

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Which player on the San Francisco 49ers knows a lot about the Pittsburgh Steelers? Looking through the roster, linebacker Tavares Gooden may be that player. Gooden spent the last three seasons with the Baltimore Ravens...

49ers offensive line patching things together

Even with linebacker James Harrison suspended from the vaunted Pittsburgh Steelers defense, the San Francisco 49ers offensive line has no reason to celebrate. They might be a man down, too. After surrendering a staggering 18 sacks in the past three games, the 49ers are facing the prospect of playing without left tackle Joe Staley for the Monday night matchup against the Steelers...

49ers add another day of red-zone practice

Thu, 15 Dec 2011 15:33:57 CST

Jaworski: Mechanics of 49ers QB Alex Smith still lacking

Ron Jaworski, who once dedicated a lengthy "Monday Night Football" segment to dissecting flaws in Alex Smith's throwing motion, was back in his office Wednesday breaking down game film of the 49ers quarterback.

San Francisco 49ers vs. Pittsburgh Steelers: Live Score, Video and Analysis

Fri, 16 Dec 2011 21:04:00 CST

Roethlisberger likely a gametime decision vs. 49ers; Harrison suspension upheld

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has yet to practice with the team this week and his status for Monday's game against the San Francisco 49ers is up in the air. His high ankle sprain suffered in last...
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